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Finley Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (Old Irish Findlaech), composed of the elements fionn ‘white’, ‘fair’ (see Finn) + laoch ‘warrior’, ‘hero’, which seems to have been reinforced by an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements finn ‘Finn’ + leikr ‘fight’, ‘battle’, ‘hero’.

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


Similar surnames: Finney, Hanley, Manley, Iley, Winney, Fenley, Finner, Onley, Finkley

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Finley Family Origin

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Finley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finley. The most common Finley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Finley's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Finley family was Tailor.

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