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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Finch Family Origin

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Finch Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Finch family was Carpenter. The most common Finch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Finch's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finch.

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Finch Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finch

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