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Finkel Name Meaning

German: from a diminutive of Fink. German: indirect occupational name for a blacksmith, from a derivative of finken ‘to make sparks’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish finkl ‘sparkle’. English: variant spelling of Finkle.

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


Similar surnames: Winkel, Finken, Rinkel, Fink, Dinkel, Pickel, Finner, Hinkel, Minkel

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Finkel Family Origin

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Finkel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Mason

    11%
  • Carpenter

    7%

In 1880, the most common Finkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Finkel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Finkel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finkel.

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Finkel Historical Records

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Finkel Life Expectancy

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