Fink Family History

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Fink Name Meaning

German, Slovenian, English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively and cheerful person, or, in the case of the Jewish name, an ornamental name, from a Germanic word meaning ‘finch’ (see Finch). As a Slovenian surname, it may also be a translation into German of the Slovenian surname Šinkovec (from an old spelling of šcinkovec or šcinkavec ‘finch’).

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

Similar surnames: Pink, Zink, Link, Finn, Flink, Mink, Fine, Fisk, Fank, Funk

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Fink Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fink name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fink. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Fink Family Origin

Where is the Fink family from?

Fink Family Occupations

What did your Fink ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fink occupation in the UK was Tailor. 7% of Fink's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Fink family was Boot Maker. Tailor, Baker and Boot Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fink.

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  • Tailor

  • Baker

  • Boot Finisher

  • Boot Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fink ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fink Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 144,000 census records available for the last name Fink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fink 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Fink. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Fink. For the veterans among your Fink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fink Life Expectancy

What is the average Fink lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fink in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fink

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fink ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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