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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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Where is the Finger family from?

You can see how Finger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Finger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Finger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Finger families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Finger's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Finger families in 1911.
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What did your Finger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Finger. 100% of Finger men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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