When John Finch was born on 7 June 1821, in Kingston Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac Finch Jr., was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth F. Coykendall, was 24. He married Lucy Ann Alford on 13 August 1846. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Berkshire, Delaware, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Sunbury, Berkshire Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 12 September 1903, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sunbury, Delaware, Ohio, United States.
English: nickname from Middle English finch, fink ‘finch’ (Old English finc), for a small, lively, cheerful person.
Americanized form (translation into English) of German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Czech, Slovenian, and Croatian Fink ‘finch’, or of some of the corresponding Slavic surnames, e.g. Czech (Moravian) Pěnka (see Penka ).
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