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The Irish surname Finneran originally appeared in Gaelic as O Finn, from the word "fionn," which means "fair."

Finneran Early Origins



The surname Finneran was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times. One of the first records of the name was Aed Finn, an Irish musician who died 1269. His obituary listed him as a master of music and minstrelsy.

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Finneran Spelling Variations


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Finneran Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Finneran are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Finn, O'Finn, Maginn, Fynn, O'Fynn and others.

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Finneran Early History


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Finneran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Finneran research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1020 and 1369 are included under the topic Early Finneran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Finneran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Finneran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Finneran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Finneran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Finneran, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Anne Finneran, aged 6, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Catherine Finneran, aged 10, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Michael Finneran, aged 8, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Finneran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Finneran (post 1700)



  • William B. Finneran, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 89th District, 1977-82
  • William Finneran, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Thomas M. Finneran, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996, 2000
  • Robert V. Finneran, American Republican politician, Candidate for Massachusetts State House of Representatives Second Essex District, 2002
  • William "Bill" Finneran (1878-1961), American Major League Baseball umpire in 1911 and 1912
  • Kathleen Finneran (b. 1957), American author who wrote the book-length family memoir The Tender Land (2000) for which she received the Whiting Writers' Award in 2001 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003
  • Mike Finneran (b. 1948), American springboard diver at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Sharon Evans Finneran (b. 1946), American gold and silver Olympic medalist competitive swimmer
  • Joseph Ignatius "Happy" Finneran (1890-1942), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1912 to 1918
  • Brian Finneran (b. 1976), American NFL football wide receiver
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Finneran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Finneran Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 June 2016 at 16:44.

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