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Fine Name Meaning

English: nickname for a clever or elegant man, from Old French fin ‘fine’, ‘delicate’, ‘skilled’, ‘cunning’ (originally a noun from Latin finis ‘end’, ‘extremity’, ‘boundary’, later used also as an adjective in the sense ‘ultimate’, ‘excellent’). Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Fein.

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


Similar surnames: Hine, Pine, Pike, Fink, Line, Fiene, Vine, Finne, File, Tine

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Where is the Fine family from?

You can see how Fine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fine families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 22 Fine families living in New Jersey. This was about 30% of all the recorded Fine's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Fine families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fine surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fine ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fine. 13% of Fine men worked as a Salesman and 8% of Fine women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fine were Proprietor and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Fine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fine 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Fine. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Fine. For the veterans among your Fine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fine lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fine in 1946 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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