Watson (1926) kens the name is frae Fionn Èire, meanin white Ireland an it "doubtless refers tae the white sands o the estuary". The dative Èireann gied rise tae the uiss o the Inglis erne in ither local names sic as Invererne, Cullerne an Earnhill.
Its it mair likely that the name is frae the Pictish spoken in the area. The Pict-Scot union o 843 brought in Gaelic, Maxwell (1896) kens the Fin is frae the Pictish Pit, as in Pitlochery. The orn is simply 'river', frae the Scots Gaelic abhainn, an Auld Welsh afon. The Gaelic influence wis soon cowped by the sons o Malcolm Canmore who brocht in an ancestor o moderen Scots tung frae the Northumbrian bylied. Ken the lack o places stairtin wi Fin- an Pit- in the Gaelic speakin regions o the wast coast.
Fowk hae bed aroond Findhorn frae mair nor three thousan year. In 1986 biggin work kythed a clay burial urn containin the remains o a quine o twenty five year an her bairn.
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- Elizabeth II (picturt), Queen o the Unitit Kinrick an the ither Commonweel Nations, dees at 96 year auld, an is succeedit bi her son King Charles III.
- Elizabeth Truss is selectit as the new Prime Meenister fur the Unitit Kinrick.
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- 1477 – Uppsala Varsity is inauguratit efter receivin its corporate richts frae Pape Sixtus IV in Februar the same year.
- 1933 – Air France is inauguratit, efter bein formed bi a merger o five French airlines.
- 1949 – Cauld War: The communist German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
- 1959 – U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits the first iver photographs o the faur side o the Muin. (picturt)
- 2001 – The Global War on Terrorism begins as a result o the September 11 attacks. The U.S. invasion o Afghanistan ineetiates wi an air assault an covert operations on the grund.