Finan Family History

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Finan Name Meaning

Irish (County Mayo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnáin ‘descendant of Fionnán’, from the diminutive of fionn ‘fair’.

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

Similar surnames: Finn, Dinan, Finlan, Ronan, Guinan, Kinnan, Ginn, Tivnan, Honan, Fann

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Finan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Finan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Finan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Finan Family Origin

Where is the Finan family from?

Finan Family Occupations

What did your Finan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Finan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Finan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Finan family was Tailor. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finan.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Finan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Finan Historical Records

What Finan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Finan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Finan. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Finan. For the veterans among your Finan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finan Life Expectancy

What is the average Finan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Finan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Finan in 1947 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finan 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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