Finch Family History

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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

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

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Finch Family Origin

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Finch Family Occupations

What did your Finch ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Finch Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Finch Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finch 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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