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Fink Name Meaning

German Jewish (Ashkenazic) Danish and English: nickname for a lively and cheerful person or in the case of the Jewish name an artificial name from Middle High German vinke Middle English and Yiddish fink ‘finch’ (see Finch and Vink ). The surname of German origin is also found in some central European countries for example in Czechia Slovenia and Croatia often as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic nicknames or surnames. In part this is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pink, Zink, Link, Finn, Flink, Mink, Fine, Fisk, Fank, Funk

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Where is the Fink family from?

You can see how Fink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fink families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 131 Fink families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Fink's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fink families in 1911.
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What did your Fink ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Fink. 59% of Fink men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Fink women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fink were Butcher and Nurse. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Helper
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • School Teacher
  • Nurse
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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Fink. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Fink. For the veterans among your Fink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fink lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fink in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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