Finnell Family History

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Finnell Name Meaning

English: variant of Fennell.

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

Similar surnames: Funnell, Fennel, Linnell, Fennelly, Pannell, Pennell, Kindell

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Finnell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Finnell name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Finnell Family Origin

Where is the Finnell family from?

Finnell Family Occupations

What did your Finnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Finnell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Finnell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finnell. A less common occupation for the Finnell family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Finnell Historical Records

What Finnell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Finnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finnell 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 995 immigration records available for the last name Finnell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Finnell. For the veterans among your Finnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finnell Life Expectancy

What is the average Finnell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Finnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Finnell in 1953 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finnell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finnell 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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