This interesting surname is also found with variant spellings Fin and Fines. It is derived from the Old French "fin" meaning delicate, skilled or cunning; hence it originated as a nickname for a clever or elegant man. The ultimate origin is the Latin "finis" meaning end or extremity, later used as an adjective in the sense of ultimate or excellent. The surname is first recorded towards the end of the 12th Century, (see below). On October 5th 1600, Jan Fine son of Lieuin Fine was christened in the French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle St., London, suggesting that some name bearers may be of French Huguenot extraction. On February 2nd 1645, Mary Fine married Thomas Hinshaw in St. James, Clerkenwell, London. One of the earliest namebearers in the New World is Richard Fine, registered as an inhabitant of Mulbury Island on January 25th 1624, having come over in the Neptune. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard Fine, which was dated 1196, in the Pipe Rolls of Warwickshire, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "Richard the Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • FINES — (Heb. קְנָסוֹת, kenasot) are distinguishable from damages in that they are not commensurate with the actual amount of damage suffered, whether such damage has been sustained by tortious act or by breach of contract or by an offense (see also… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Fines — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para idioma de Finlandia, véase Idioma finés. Para el plural de fin , véase Fin. Fines …   Wikipedia Español

  • fines — [ fin ] n. f. pl. • 1973; « charbon » 1865; de 2. fin ♦ Techn. Granulat constitué d éléments de très petites dimensions, utilisé comme charge de remplissage pour augmenter la compacité du béton, d un sol, etc. ⊗ HOM. Fine, finn. ● fines nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fines — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Efraín David Fines Nevares (* 1981), bürgerlicher Name von Tito El Bambino, puerto ricanischer Musiker Fines bezeichnet folgende Ortschaften: Fines (Almería), eine Gemeinde in der spanischen Provinz Almería …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • finés — finés, sa ‘De Finlandia’. Referido a persona, se usa frecuentemente como sustantivo: «Aunque los fineses hablen de los suecos como si fueran imperialistas, en Suecia había campo, seguridad, futuro» (Padilla Jardín [Cuba 1981]). Como sustantivo… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Fines — (lat.), 1) Grenze; daher 2) Grenzort u. 3) Standort; daher ad Fines, Name mehrerer alter Ortschaften in Gallien; vgl. Fismes …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • fines — Monetary charges imposed upon individuals who have been convicted of a crime or a lesser offense. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. fines Monetary charges imposed upon individuals who ha …   Law dictionary

  • fines — fines; su·per·fines; …   English syllables

  • Fines — lat. germ.?, Ortsname: nhd. Fines (bei Arbon); Quelle: Ortsname (3. Jh.); Etymologie: Herkunft unbekannt …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • finés — finés, sa adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. De un antiguo pueblo que se extendió por el norte de Europa y dio nombre a Finlandia: tribu finesa, muchacho finés. 2. Finlandés …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • finés — finés, sa (Del lat. Finnĭa, Finlandia). adj. Se dice del individuo de un pueblo antiguo que se extendió por varios países del norte de Europa, y el cual dio nombre a Finlandia, poblada hoy por gente de la raza finesa. 1. U. t. c. s.) 2.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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