Last name: FINNEY

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FINNEY : This last name is indexed 63,430 times on Geneanet!

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FINNEY : 1: English: habitational name from any of several places called from Old English and Old Norse finn ‘coarse grass’ + Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’ or ēg ‘island land partly surrounded by water’ such as the lost place Fynney in Cheddleton Staffordshire (recorded as Fyneye in 1320) Fenay in Almondbury (Yorkshire) Finney in Croston (Lancashire) Finney Hill in Kingsley (Cheshire) and perhaps also Fenny Rough in Chaddesley Corbett (Worcestershire). Compare Feeney.2: English: habitational name perhaps also from Vinals Farm in Cuckfield or Vinehall in Mountfield (both in Sussex) or Viney's Wood in Crundale (Kent); or from some other place described in Middle English as a fin-haw (Old English fīn-haga) ‘wood-heap enclosure’.3: Irish: from Ó Fidhne see Feeney 1.

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