Finney Family History

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Finney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in Cheshire called Finney or from Fenay in West Yorkshire, probably named from Old English finig ‘heap’ (especially one of wood), or from Old English and Old Norse finn ‘coarse grass’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Binney, Finne, Sidney, Finley, Linney, Finner, Winney, Hanney, Finn

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Finney Family Origin

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Finney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Not Given

    10%
  • Going To School

    8%
  • School

    8%

In 1881, Farmer, Not Given and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finney. The most common Finney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Finney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Finney family was School.

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Finney Historical Records

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Finney Life Expectancy

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