Finlay Family History

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Finlay Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Finley.

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


Similar surnames: Findlay, Fenley, Findley, Dunlay, Finley, Finnan, Linley, Kinlaw

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Finlay Family Origin

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Finlay Family Occupations

What did your Finlay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Finlay occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Finlay's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finlay. A less common occupation for the Finlay family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Servant

    4%

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

Finlay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Finlay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finlay 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Finlay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Finlay. For the veterans among your Finlay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finlay Life Expectancy

What is the average Finlay lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Finlay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Finlay in 1946 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finlay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finlay 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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