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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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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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