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Coat of Arms: Blue with three gold gauntlets.
Crest: A bull's head emerging from a crown.
Motto: Ne vile fano.
Motto Translated: Bring nothing base to the template.
Fenwick Phin - Perit ut vivat - He dies that he may live
|Phinney Origin: Irish
Coat of Arms: A red shield with three black mullets on a gold chevron, between three gold martlets.
Crest: Description not available
Motto: Spes mea Deus
Translated: God is my hope
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Robert Finney purchased land in Virginia in 1716; and John Finney landed in Maryland in 1774; Robert Finney settled in Virginia in 1716; Ellen Finney settled in Boston Mass. in 1840.
Mullet = Denotes some Divine quality
bestowed from above.
Mullet = Divine quality from above; mark of third son
Martlet = (footless swallow) Symbol of the fourth son (mark of difference); may signify one who has to subsist by virtue and merit, not inheritance Martlet, Merlion or Martinet.
The phinney family can trace their ancestors back to the ancient territories of Ireland between the 11th and 12th centuries, first appearing in ancient medieval records in Galway
|"My FATHER told me I am from the tribe of Benjamin & out of the house of Judah, and if one has an open mind on what occurred during the exile - it appears [to me] some of Judah went into exile with Israel. I also know that the Ph in Phinney was introduced back into our name [Phinney] because there is a mystery linked to it. I hope it is not Phinehas because that leaves me with Iccabod - not good! Anyway, the last known spelling of our surname was Fini with ties to seaports in England & Wales,Finland etc. I have traced as far as the 1500's to a Jeffrey Finney (England) & if I can ever locate my dads paperwork I think I can trace back all the way to french vikings in the early yr. 1000. John & Peter are most common [given names] & Jeremiah,Joel,Daniel,Ephraim,Jacob,Judah & just about every old testament name you can find. Our coat of arms has a lion with a crown holding the # 7 and says Spes mea Deus on it? Fini seems to be the last spelling I can locate which means "to the end" so GOD is my judge to the end!" from Daniel Phinney||
Origin Displayed: Irish
The name phinney originally appeared in Gaelic as O Fiannaidhe. This name, which was O Feinneadha in its earlier form, refers to a soldier.
Spelling variations include: Finney, Feeney, Finnay, Finny, Fynnie, Fynney, Feenay, Feeny, Feaney, Feanay, Feany and many more.
First found in Galway where they were seated from very ancient times, and where their territories were Ballyfeeney and in Roscommon.Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Robert Finney purchased land in Virginia in 1716; and John Finney landed in Maryland in 1774; Robert Finney settled in Virginia in 1716; Ellen Finney settled in Boston Mass. in 1840.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest click here
Sample Coat of Arms - Full
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Coat of Arms: Gold and blue shield with an eagle and knight.
Crest: Description not available
Book available on this family lines of:
Finney - Phinney Families in America: descendants of John Finney of Plymouth and Barnstable, Massachusetts and Bristol, Rhode Island; of Samuel Finney of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and of Robert Finney of New London, Pennsylvania. 298 p.
Finney, H., Sr. 1957
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