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Finkley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Hampshire named Finkley, from Old English finc ‘finch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Finkle, Winkley, Dingley, Windley, Hindley, Brinkley, Lindley

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Where is the Finkley family from?

You can see how Finkley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Finkley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Finkley families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Finkley families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Finkley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Finkley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Finkley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Finkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Finkley. 36% of Finkley men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Finkley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finkley were Miner and Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    30%
  • Laundress
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Finkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finkley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 53 immigration records available for the last name Finkley. 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 Cards

There are 492 military records available for the last name Finkley. For the veterans among your Finkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Finkley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Finkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Finkley in 1958 was 55, and 58 in 2004.

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