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Finne Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Finn 1, 2, and 4. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named, from finn ‘matgrass (Nardus stricta)’ or finn ‘Lapp’ + vin ‘meadow’. Danish: habitational name from various fields or places so named in Germany. North German: nickname for a sponger or freeloader or for an ugly old woman, from Middle Low German vinne ‘pimple’, ‘blackhead’.

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


Similar surnames: Finner, Fiene, Finn, Finney, Linne, Rinne, Linde, Winne, Kinne

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Where is the Finne family from?

You can see how Finne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Finne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Finne families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Finne family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Finne's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Finne families in 1840.
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What did your Finne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Finne. 24% of Finne men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Finne women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finne were Printer and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Printer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housework
    22%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Finne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finne 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Finne. 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 623 military records available for the last name Finne. For the veterans among your Finne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Finne lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Finne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Finne in 1962 was 54, and 55 in 2004.

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