Finnegan Family History

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Finnegan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Americanized form of Irish Ó Fionnagáin ‘descendant of Fionnagán’, a double diminutive of Fionn (see Finn).

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


Similar surnames: Finneran, Donegan, Finan, Hannigan, Finnigan, Finneman, Fineman

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Finnegan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Finnegan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Finnegan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    46%

  • England & Wales

    27%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Finnegan Family Origin

Where is the Finnegan family from?

Finnegan Family Occupations

What did your Finnegan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Finnegan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Finnegan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Finnegan family was Laborer. Farmer, Farmer Son and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finnegan.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Farmer Son

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Finnegan Historical Records

What Finnegan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Finnegan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finnegan 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Finnegan. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Finnegan. For the veterans among your Finnegan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finnegan Life Expectancy

What is the average Finnegan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Finnegan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Finnegan in 1943 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finnegan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finnegan 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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