Finger Family History

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Finger Name Meaning

English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle English, Middle High German, Yiddish finger (modern German Finger), probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature or considered insignificant. As a Jewish name, it can also be an ornamental name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Fringer, Finner, Singer, Ginger, Dinger, Ringer, Binger, Frager

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Finger Family Origin

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Finger Family Occupations

What did your Finger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Finger. 6% of Finger men worked as a Carpenter and 42% of Finger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finger were Electrian and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Confectioner Trainer
    6%
  • Dressmaker tailors Cutt
    6%
  • Electrian
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    42%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Domestic Duties
    6%
  • Dressmaker
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Finger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Finger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Finger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Finger. For the veterans among your Finger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finger Life Expectancy

What is the average Finger lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Finger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Finger in 1944 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

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