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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fin"er
One who fines or purifies.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (comparative of `fine') greater in quality or excellence ("a finer wine" and "a finer musician")
  1. One who fines or purifies.

finer was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Middle French, and Old French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Finer

Jem Finer is a folk rock, folk punk, celtic rock, and celtic punk musician. He plays Banjo, mandola, guitar, saxophone, and hurdy-gurdy. He has been prominent since 1977. Jem was born Jem Finer on July 20th, 1955 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


Sarah Dawn Finer is a soul music and pop music musician. Sarah was born on September 14th, 1981 in Stockholm.



Stephen Finer is an artist.


Hagar was born in 1984 in Israel.


Leslie Finer was a journalist and author. Leslie was born Leslie Finer on December 10th, 1922. He left this life on March 10th, 2010.


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Popularity of Finer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Finer U.S.
  White 97.93% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Finer

People with the last name Finer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Finer

  • How Popular is the name Finer? As a last name Finer was the 33,645th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Finer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Finer is Wednesday, July 24th, 1895.
  • How unique is the name Finer? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Finer. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Finer: Your name in reverse order is Renif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eifrn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Finer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 677 people with the last name Finer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Finer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Finer as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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