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Finch Family History

Finch Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch fink ‘finch’ (Old English finc) for a small lively cheerful person. Americanized form (translation into English) of German Jewish (Ashkenazic) Czech Slovenian and Croatian Fink ‘finch’ or of some of the corresponding Slavic surnames e.g. Czech (Moravian) Pěnka (see Penka ).

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


Similar surnames: Winch, Fitch, Pinch, Fisch, Clinch, Lynch, Hinch, Flach, Fink

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Where is the Finch family from?

You can see how Finch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Finch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Finch families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 281 Finch families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Finch's in USA. New York had the highest population of Finch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Finch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Finch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Finch. 18% of Finch men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Finch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finch were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 377,000 census records available for the last name Finch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 109,000 immigration records available for the last name Finch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 43,000 military records available for the last name Finch. For the veterans among your Finch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Finch lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Finch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Finch in 1941 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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