Finnimore is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was perceived to be splendid and very likable. The surname is derived from the Old French words fin,
for a very elegant man and amour,
which is means love.
Early Origins of the Finnimore family
The surname Finnimore was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Finnimore family
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Finnimore Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Finnimore were recorded, including Fennimore, Fenemere, Finimore, Finnimore, Fenimore, Fenimere, Finmore and many more.
Early Notables of the Finnimore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Finnimore family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Finnimore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Finnimore, aged 39, a farmer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- Anna Finnimore, aged 24, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- William Finnimore, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
Contemporary Notables of the name Finnimore (post 1700)
- Ernest Edwin Finnimore (b. 1875), American Democrat politician, Supervisor, blacksmith department, Maine Central Railroad; Mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1920-21 CITATION[CLOSE]
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