Finner Family History

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Finner Name Meaning

German: ethnic name for a Finn (see Finn 3) or a topographic name, from an agent derivative of Old High German fenni, Middle Low German and Old Frisian fenne ‘bog’ (see Fenn). English: possibly a variant of Fenner.

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

Similar surnames: Fenner, Finne, Pinner, Fonner, Finger, Zinner, Tinner, Sinner, Binner

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Finner Family Origin

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Finner Family Occupations

What did your Finner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Finner occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Finner's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Finner family was Coach Body Maker. Agricultural Labourer, Boot Machinist and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Boot Machinist

  • Brick Maker

  • Coach Body Maker


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

Finner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Finner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finner 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 634 immigration records available for the last name Finner. 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 808 military records available for the last name Finner. For the veterans among your Finner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finner Life Expectancy

What is the average Finner lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Finner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Finner in 1956 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finner 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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