Finnerty Family History

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Finnerty Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta (often now written Ó Fiannachta) ‘descendant of Fionnachta’, a personal name composed of the elements fionn ‘fair’, ‘white’ + sneachta ‘snow’.

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

Similar surnames: Fennessy, Finneran, Faherty, Fenerty, Flaherty, Finnegan, Linney

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Finnerty Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Finnerty name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Finnerty Family Origin

Where is the Finnerty family from?

Finnerty Family Occupations

What did your Finnerty ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Finnerty family was Laborer. The most common Finnerty occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Finnerty's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finnerty.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Finnerty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Finnerty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finnerty 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Finnerty. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Finnerty. For the veterans among your Finnerty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finnerty Life Expectancy

What is the average Finnerty lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Finnerty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Finnerty in 1940 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finnerty 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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