The Kinnunen name is a typical name from eastern side of Finland (Savolax, Carelia, Kainuu) eventhough spread over whole Finland. Kinnunen name is associated with Skinnari type names (Kinnari) that indicates “fur” (skin) and that the forms of Kinni/Kinnu , Kinnunen and Skinnari are originally of the same name only in different shapes. Compare with Swedish “Skinn” or English “Skin”.
The names from the individuals evolved further to give names to places, houses, fields, waters, etc. all over Finland >>