Finkel Family History

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Finkel Name Meaning

German: from a diminutive of Fink. German: indirect occupational name for a blacksmith, from a derivative of finken ‘to make sparks’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish finkl ‘sparkle’. English: variant spelling of Finkle.

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

Similar surnames: Winkel, Finken, Rinkel, Fink, Dinkel, Pickel, Finner, Hinkel, Minkel

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Finkel Family Origin

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Finkel Family Occupations

What did your Finkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Finkel family was Tailor. The most common Finkel occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Laboure. 25% of Finkel's were Bricklayers Laboures. Bricklayers Laboure, Coal Miner and Miner Coal were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finkel.

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  • Bricklayers Laboure

  • Coal Miner

  • Miner Coal

  • Tailor


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

Finkel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Finkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finkel 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Finkel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Finkel. For the veterans among your Finkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Finkel lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Finkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Finkel in 1941 was 33, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finkel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finkel 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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