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Fink Name Meaning

German, Slovenian, English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively and cheerful person, or, in the case of the Jewish name, an ornamental name, from a Germanic word meaning ‘finch’ (see Finch). As a Slovenian surname, it may also be a translation into German of the Slovenian surname Šinkovec (from an old spelling of šcinkovec or šcinkavec ‘finch’).

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


Similar surnames: Pink, Zink, Link, Finn, Flink, Mink, Fine, Fisk, Fank, Funk

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Where is the Fink family from?

You can see how Fink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fink families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 106 Fink families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 39% of all the recorded Fink's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fink families in 1840.
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What did your Fink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fink. 11% of Fink men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Fink women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fink were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 144,000 census records available for the last name Fink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fink 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Fink. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Fink. For the veterans among your Fink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fink lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fink in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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