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Finlay Family History

Finlay Name Meaning
Scottish: variant spelling of Finley.

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

335,457 Historical Documents with Finlay on Ancestry.com
100,847 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,544 Military Records
19,622 Immigration Records
77,029 Census and Voter Lists
130,415 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Finlay Families

  • Number of Finlay families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Finlay families
     136 - 270
     46 - 135
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Finlay families
     386 - 769
     129 - 385
     1 - 128
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Finlay census records

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Finlay Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Finlay families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Finlay Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Finlay families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Finlay

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Finlay Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Finlay census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Finlay ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Finlay Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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