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Finger Family History

Finger Name Meaning
English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle English, Middle High German, Yiddish finger (modern German Finger), probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature or considered insignificant. As a Jewish name, it can also be an ornamental name.

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

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Name Distribution of Finger Families

  • Number of Finger families
     103 - 204
     35 - 102
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Finger families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Finger families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Finger Family Origin

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Finger Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Finger

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Finger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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