When Jeremiah D Finch was born on 19 November 1744, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Finch, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Hunt, was 26. He had at least 9 sons and 3 daughters with Abigail Rundle. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 2 July 1798, in Schuylerville, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York, 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 ).