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Finestone Family History

Finestone Name Meaning

Americanized form of Jewish Feinstein.

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


Similar surnames: Firestine, Firestone, Winston, Bluestone, Gladstone, Fenton, Blystone

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Where is the Finestone family from?

You can see how Finestone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Finestone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1891 and 1920. The most Finestone families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1920 there were 11 Finestone families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Finestone's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Finestone families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Finestone surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Finestone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Finestone. 19% of Finestone men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Finestone women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finestone were Farmer and Secretary.

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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
    19%
  • Proprietor
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Secretary
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Finestone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finestone 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 633 immigration records available for the last name Finestone. 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 360 military records available for the last name Finestone. For the veterans among your Finestone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Finestone lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Finestone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Finestone in 1956 was 51, and 90 in 2003.

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