Finn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Finn ‘descendant of Fionn’, a byname meaning ‘white’ or ‘fair-haired’. This name is borne by several families in the west of Ireland. English: from the Old Norse personal name Finnr ‘Finn’, used both as a byname and as a short form of various compound names with this first element. German: ethnic name for someone from Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Kinn, Linn, Ginn, Rinn, Finne, Finan, Fina, Fink, Fino, Pinn

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Finn Family Origin

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Finn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Servant

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finn. A less common occupation for the Finn family was Servant. The most common Finn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Finn's were Farmers.

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Finn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Finn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Finn in 1940 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finn

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