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This is an anglicized form of an Olde Gaelic name O'Finn. The Gaelic prefix "O" means "grandson" or "male descendant (of)" and the personal name , Finn, deriving from "fionn" meaning "fair (haired)". There were three main O'Finn clans in Ireland. The first belonged to Co. Sligo where their chiefs held sway over the lands of Calry on the shore of Laigh Gill. The Co. Sligo place name, Coolavin (in Irish Cuil O'bhFinn) means "the refuge place of the O'Finns". A second sept held church lands and property in Kilcolgan, Co. Galway and the third sept belonged to the ancient territory of Oriel (Counties Armagh and Monaghan)...

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My nana Mary Ellen Finn was born in 1983 in Kinsale Cork. She had two brothers Patrick and Daniel. Her parents were Daniel Finn and Katherine Roche. They were all on the 1901 census but had all seemed to have disappeared by the 1911 census......


Hi my name is Dale and my ancestors came from Tullow, Carlow and Enniscorthy, Wexford. His name was Denis Finn born around 1780 onwards I think. He came to Australia in 1836 with his wife Jane and son Dennis on the St Vincent, his son Patrick was also sent to Australia in 1836 on the Earl Grey. My Uncle Dennis Finn has had his DNA done a couple of mths ago and his DNA group is A-260. I was told that this is primarily the native Irish in the kingdom of Breifne, which is now Leitrim and Cavan in Ireland. Hope someone can help. Regards Dale


have you consider looking into the "Finn's" - of African Descent. I am a 4th generation of Finn - we are called "Jno-Finn (pronounced John Finn). I am from Castle Bruce Dominica - the only place in Dominica where there is are Jno-Finn. My name is Marian Jno-Finn

Jean Crocker Finn

William Finn born 1815 somewhere between Galway and Dublin, Ireland. Married Martha (surname unkown), born 1816 in England somewhere between Birmingham and London. I am not sure whether the Finn's moved to the U.S. together or separately or exactly when. They had a family, one of whom was my grandfather, William Finn born in 1854 in Ohio, U.S.A, My father is Clarence Finn born April 10, 1905 in Ohio, U.S. and died Aug. 31., 1971 in St. Louis., MO., U.S. I am James P. Finn of St. Louis, MO, married to Jean (Crocker) Finn.


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