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Finnerty Surname Meaning

Irish: shortened 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’. The phonetic exchange of ch and r occurs in other names.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Finnerty family from?

You can see how Finnerty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Finnerty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Finnerty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 137 Finnerty families living in Lancashire. This was about 54% of all the recorded Finnerty's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Finnerty families in 1891.
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What did your Finnerty ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Finnerty. 54% of Finnerty men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Finnerty women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finnerty were Insurance Agent and Cotton Winder. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    54%
  • Builders Labourer
    16%
  • Out Porter
    8%
  • Insurance Agent
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    5%
  • Cotton Weaver
    4%
  • Cotton Winder
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

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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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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