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The surname ‘Finch’ originates from England. It is derived from the nickname from the Middle English word ‘finch’ meaning finch (Old English ‘finc’). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It is also in part a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname id found in all parts of Britain, but is most common in the county of Lancashire. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Finch’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the reign of King Edward III, were a ‘Philip Fynch’, from Somerset, England, is recorded. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Abraham finch’, a native of Yorkshire, was one of the early settlers at Watertown, Massachusetts, arriving in the same ship as ‘Governor John Winthorp’, in 1630. ‘John Finch’ emigrated to America in 1634, and settled… Coat of arms: Argent, a chevron between thr…
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