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Finkle Name Meaning

English: habitational name (reflecting the pronunciation of the placename) for someone from Finchale in Durham named from Old English finc ‘finch’ + halh ‘nook or corner of land’. English: habitational name from Finghall in the North Yorkshire from an Old English personal name Fīn + halh ‘nook or corner of land’. English: from Middle English fenkel finkel ‘fennel’ a plant grown for its medicinal and culinary uses. Compare Fennell . English: or perhaps a topographic name from Middle English fenkel ‘corner bend’ for someone who lived on a corner or sharp bend. The word survives in northern English dialect as fenkle. Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Finkel .

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

Similar surnames: Finkley, Ringle, Winkler, Tickle, Winkley, Tingle, Tinkler, Windle

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You can see how Finkle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Finkle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Finkle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 62 Finkle families living in Ontario. This was about 76% of all the recorded Finkle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Finkle families in 1911.
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What did your Finkle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Finkle. 43% of Finkle men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Contractor
  • Barber
  • Commercial Traveller
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What is the average Finkle lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Finkle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Finkle in 1954 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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