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” … [Read more…]
Example of persons and sources for the name Kinnunen in 1500: Paavo Kinnuinen b.a. 1520 Suovanlahti, Viitasaari (www.vilppula.com) Antti Antinpoika Kinnunen 1548, Tavinsalmi, Kuopio (SSHY – login required) Oluff Kinnuinen 1561, Suovanlahti (PDF page 19 marked orange color) Henr. Kinnuinen 1562, Suovanlahti (PDF page 19 marked orange color) Poual Kinnuinen 1565, Suovanniemi (PDF page 28 marked orange … [Read more…]
Source: http://www.kolumbus.fi/rastas/list/asukasluku.html About 1350: The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1348–50. 1695-1697: The Great Famine of Finland 1695-1697 killed about a third of the Finnish population in two years.