Finger Family History

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Finger Name Meaning

English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle English, Middle High German, Yiddish finger (modern German Finger), probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature or considered insignificant. As a Jewish name, it can also be an ornamental name.

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

Similar surnames: Fringer, Finner, Singer, Ginger, Dinger, Ringer, Binger, Frager

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Finger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Finger name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Finger Family Origin

Where is the Finger family from?

Finger Family Occupations

What did your Finger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Finger occupation in Canada was Factory Hand. 50% of Finger's were Factory Hands. Factory Hand and Farm Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Finger. A less common occupation for the Finger family was Millwright.

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  • Factory Hand

  • Farm Labourer

  • Millwright


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

Finger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Finger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finger 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Finger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Finger. For the veterans among your Finger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finger Life Expectancy

What is the average Finger lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Finger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Finger in 1944 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finger 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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