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Fahnestock Name Meaning

German: apparently from Fahnestock, literally ‘flag pole’, but according to family history an altered form of Fahrenstuck (Fahrenstück), which is a topographic name either from Middle Low German vor(n) ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, or from the fused preposition and definite article vorn ‘before the’, ‘in front of the’ + Middle High German stück ‘piece (of land)’, ‘field’.

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

Similar surnames: Fahrenholz, Haverstock, Stock, Bohnsack, Weinstock, Fasick, Binstock

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Where is the Fahnestock family from?

You can see how Fahnestock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fahnestock family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Fahnestock families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Fahnestock families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Fahnestock's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fahnestock families in 1840.
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What did your Fahnestock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fahnestock. 32% of Fahnestock men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Fahnestock women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fahnestock were Clerk and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fahnestock. For the veterans among your Fahnestock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fahnestock lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fahnestock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Fahnestock in 1945 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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