Phinney Family History

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Phinney Name Meaning

English: altered spelling of Finney.

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


Similar surnames: Pinney, Finney, Penney, Pinkney, Hanny, Hanney, Whitney, Prinkey

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Phinney Family Origin

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Phinney Family Occupations

What did your Phinney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Phinney. The most common Phinney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Phinney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Phinney family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Phinney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Phinney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Phinney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Phinney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Phinney. For the veterans among your Phinney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Phinney Life Expectancy

What is the average Phinney lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Phinney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Phinney in 1948 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Phinney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Phinney 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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