|Posted by OFINNERTY on March 12, 2011 at 3:20 PM|
Our website O'Finnerty, Finnerty, Finerty, Fenerty, Finaghty, Fenoughty, Finnachta, &etc. is a member of Clans of Ireland [www.clansofireland].
Clans of Ireland has as its patron Michael Higgens the president of Ireland and has been recognized by the United Nations. It is the only clan society recognized by the Irish government and does not participate in commercial business such as selling heraldic materials and paraphenalia.
In the history of our clan all forms of the name Fionnachta, Finnachta, Finnacta and Finaghty and even Findchada were used. After the Anglo-Norman occupation of Ireland these names became Finaghty, Fenaghty, Finerty, Fenerty, Finnerty, Fenoughty, Finachta, O'Finerty, White, Snow, Fenton &etc.],
Finnerty is the most prevalent form in use today & therefore to save time Finnerty will be used when discussing ancient documents, or the "Clan In General. Plaase understand that his usage does not infer that other forms of the name are less important.