William Finley

Brief Life History of William

William Finley was born about 1756, in Virginia, United States. He married Rosanna Vise on 13 November 1788, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 17 October 1808, in Harrison District, Charles City County, Virginia, United States, at the age of 53.

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William Finley
1756–1808
Rosanna Vise
1767–1807
Marriage: 13 November 1788
William Finley
1779–1858
Adam Findley
1782–1849
James Finley
1795–
Rosanna Finley
1783–1825
Sarah Elizabeth Finley
1790–1845

Sources (12)

  • Legacy NFS Source: William Finley - Published information: birth:
  • William Finley, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • William Finley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (Old Irish Findlaech), from fionn ‘white, fair’ (see Finn ) + laoch ‘hero’, reinforced by an Old Norse name based on finn ‘Finn’ + leikr ‘fight’ or ‘hero’. The name is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

English: habitational name from one or more lost, unidentified or altered placenames so named, such as Philleyholme, Dorset (recorded as Finelegh in 1280) derived from Old English fīna ‘wood-pecker’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Also a variant of Findlow, from Finlow Hill in Over Alderley, Cheshire (from Old English fīn ‘heap’ + hlāw ‘mound, hill’ meaning ‘heaped mound’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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