Finney Family History

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Finney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in Cheshire called Finney or from Fenay in West Yorkshire, probably named from Old English finig ‘heap’ (especially one of wood), or from Old English and Old Norse finn ‘coarse grass’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Binney, Finne, Sidney, Finley, Linney, Finner, Winney, Hanney, Finn

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Finney Family Origin

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Finney Family Occupations

What did your Finney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Finney. 3% of Finney men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Finney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finney were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties

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

Finney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Finney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finney 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Finney. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Finney. For the veterans among your Finney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finney Life Expectancy

What is the average Finney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Finney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Finney in 1940 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finney 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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