The Fineen Family

Fineen family crest

(Crest No. 174. Plate 56.)

THE Fineen family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac, King of Munster, A. D. 483. The ancient name was Finneen, which means “Little Soldier.”

The possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Kerry. The Finneens were a branch of the McCarthys or, according to others, of the O’Sullivans. They were a clan of note in that locality for centuries.