Early Origins of the Fynn family
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 Ó Finn, an Irish musician who died 1269. His obituary listed him as a master of music and minstrelsy.
Early History of the Fynn family
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Fynn Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the surname Fynn that are preserved in archival documents are Finn, O'Finn, Maginn, Fynn, O'Fynn and others.
Early Notables of the Fynn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fynn family to the New World and Oceana
Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Fynn to North America:
Fynn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Fynn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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