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, a nickname for a very elegant man and amour, which is means love.
Early Origins of the Finnimore family
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Finnimore (post 1700)
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