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Origins of the Finn surname

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About the Finns

We have a total number of 54421 records for people with the last name Finn.

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Where do most Finns live?

In 1921, most Finns lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Finns

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 26,700 records for the Finn surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Finns most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Finns.

What are the most common Finn first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Finn family members

Common jobs for Finns

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Finns in 1921






Domestic Servant


Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for Finns in 1921
General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer




Bricklayers Labourer


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