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Finton Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Fenton .

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

Similar surnames: Vinton, Fenton, Linton, Fitton, Hinton, Clinton, Kinton, Winton

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Where is the Finton family from?

You can see how Finton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Finton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Finton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Finton families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Finton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Finton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Finton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Finton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Finton. 35% of Finton men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Finton women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finton were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Finton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finton 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 980 immigration records available for the last name Finton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Finton. For the veterans among your Finton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Finton lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Finton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Finton in 1961 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

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