Early Origins of the Finnessey family
The surname Finnessey was first found in Liddane, where they held a family seat
as Chiefs in Tipperary
. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable.
Early History of the Finnessey family
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Finnessey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Liddane, Leyden, Lidane, Lydon, Fenessey, O'Fennessy, Litany, Littany, Lyden, Lydan, Leyden, Finnessy, Finnessy and many more.
Early Notables of the Finnessey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Finnessey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Finnessey (post 1700)
- Shandi Ren Finnessey (b. 1978), American beauty queen, model, television hostess, and actress, Miss America 2003