O'Finnegan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the O'Finnegan family in Ireland was "O Fionnagain," derived from the word "fionn," denoting a fair-headed person.

Early Origins of the O'Finnegan family

The surname O'Finnegan was first found in counties Galway and Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the O'Finnegan family

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O'Finnegan Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name O'Finnegan dating from that time include Finnegan, O'Finnegan, Finegan, O'Finegan, Finigan and many more.

Early Notables of the O'Finnegan family (pre 1700)

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Australia O'Finnegan migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

O'Finnegan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas O'Finnegan, Welsh convict who was convicted in Cardiff, Wales for 7 years, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim


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