Thank you so much for this. Actually, I am led to believe that the Finnie name in Scotland is of Scandinavian origin? Altough it was listed as a Pictish name in an old Icelandic equivalent of the Domesday Book?
It's all very confusing!
I shall nevertheless see what I can find re: Ireland. For a rather famous (infamous?!) family, they are very difficult to pin down at times. I do know that my Finnies were originally from Constablewood (Largs), but think that they may have moved to there from Bishopstoun with the Brisbanes.