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Finch Family History

Finch Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink.

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

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Name Distribution of Finch Families

  • Number of Finch families
     316 - 629
     106 - 315
     1 - 105
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Finch families
     974 - 1,946
     325 - 973
     1 - 324
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Finch families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Finch Family Origin

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Finch Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Finch

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Finch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Finch Civil War Service Records

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