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Finkbeiner Name Meaning

German: nickname derived from Middle High German vinke ‘finch’ + bein ‘leg’ denoting a thin-legged man.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Keiner, Finner, Finken, Feiner, Fangmeier, Fieser, Finkbiner

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Where is the Finkbeiner family from?

You can see how Finkbeiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Finkbeiner family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Finkbeiner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Finkbeiner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Finkbeiner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Finkbeiner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Finkbeiner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Finkbeiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Finkbeiner. 31% of Finkbeiner men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Finkbeiner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finkbeiner were Machinist and Waitress. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Finkbeiner. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Finkbeiner. For the veterans among your Finkbeiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Finkbeiner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Finkbeiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Finkbeiner in 1951 was 32, and 83 in 2004.

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