Finnigan Family History

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Finnigan Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Finnegan.

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

Similar surnames: Finigan, Finegan, Flanigan, Finnin, Hennigan, Lannigan, Flannigan

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Finnigan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Finnigan name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Finnigan Family Origin

Where is the Finnigan family from?

Finnigan Family Occupations

What did your Finnigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finnigan. A less common occupation for the Finnigan family was Keeps House. The most common Finnigan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Finnigan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Finnigan Historical Records

What Finnigan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Finnigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finnigan 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Finnigan. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Finnigan. For the veterans among your Finnigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finnigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Finnigan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Finnigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Finnigan in 1941 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finnigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finnigan 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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