Last name: Finney
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I'm black too, yet I have this last name which is odd. I doubt that one of my ancestors were owned by an irishman though, because I assumed that they were being oppressed and forced into indentured servitude around that time. :p
Gerald Finney I am a little blown away to see that there is a Finney DNA project. I have looked for information on the Finney line and I was always told that contrary to the more obvious, we were not of Irish decent. My father Richard told me some time that he traced back to a Belgian heritage. I think maybe this was later in the evolution of the Finney family. Does this make sense?
My dad's sides surname is Finney and my grandad is full Irish and lived there when he was young.I asked him one day if our surname is common and he responded saying "yes darling very common in Irland,I knew a lot of people with the same surname as me.IDont come across it much now though now that I moved to England". Just to say my grandad and family are all white and I have a large family knowing many of my relatives,and some still are living in Irland but some live all the way in Australia.
I've joked about being half Hispanic and half Irish, but in reality, I'm African American. I'm curious to know if I truely do have an Irish background.
My grandad Finnie's family were all from Aberdeenshire and I always assumed Finnie was a Scottish name. Scotland and Ireland have a shared history and there was a lot of cross culture centuries ago so I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be Irish
I'm in western Pennsylvania my mothers maiden name is Finney I was always told it was Scotch Irish which made sense because no one is catholic and I've traced my ancestor back to 1783 an Alexander Finney and at this time a lot of Scotch Irish were going into the Appalachian area.