The Finnegan Family

Finnegan family crest

(Crest No. 30. Plate 57.)

THE Finnegan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Fiacha, son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Fingin, and the clan held possessions in the present Kings County.

The Finnegans were chiefs also in the barony of Moycarnon, County of Roscommon.

Of this family was Mathias Finnucane, one of the judges of the Common Pleas in Ireland, who died in 1814. There are several of the name in Ireland and America, and it is especially well represented in the ranks of the clergy.