Finke Family History

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Finke Name Meaning

German: variant of Fink.

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

Similar surnames: Finks, Finken, Finkel, Fincke, Minke, Zinke, Hinke, Winke, Funke

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Finke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Finke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Finke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Finke Family Origin

Where is the Finke family from?

Finke Family Occupations

What did your Finke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Finke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Finke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Finke family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finke.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Finke Historical Records

What Finke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Finke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finke 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Finke. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Finke. For the veterans among your Finke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finke Life Expectancy

What is the average Finke lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Finke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Finke in 1947 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finke 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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