The surname ‘Finn’ is of French origin. It is derived from the nickname for a clever or elegant man, from the Old Flemish word ‘fin’, meaning ‘fine. ‘delicate’, ‘skilled’, ‘cunning’, ( originally a noun from the Latin word ‘finis’, meaning ‘end’, ‘extremity’, ‘boundary’, later used also as an adjective in the sense ‘ultimate’, ‘excellent’). Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Finn’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Katherine Fin’, from the county of Huntingdonshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class people to emigrate were, poor crop yields, high unemployment, and the misconception that Ame… Coat of arms: Gules, a crane wi…
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