The origins of the Fynmore surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was 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 Fynmore family
The surname Fynmore 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 Fynmore family
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Fynmore Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fynmore has been recorded under many different variations, including Fennimore, Fenemere, Finimore, Finnimore, Fenimore, Fenimere, Finmore and many more.
Early Notables of the Fynmore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fynmore family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fynmore or a variant listed above: Francis Finmore who settled in Georgia in 1775; John Finnemore arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861.