Fenster Family History

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Fenster Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a window maker, from Middle High German venster, German Fenster ‘window’. Medieval windows were often just holes in the wall; indeed, the English word window derives from Old Norse vindauga ‘wind eye’. Later they were filled with a frame containing thin layers of translucent horn, and eventually glass, normally only in small pieces leaded together. possibly a habitational name from any of various minor places so named from being in a gap in a range of hills or a clearing in a wood; it may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived in a house remarkable for its windows.

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


Similar surnames: Finster, Easter, Nester, Genser, Bester, Elster, Kensler, Feister

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Fenster Family Origin

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Fenster Family Occupations

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  • School

    50%
  • Farm Labourer

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fenster family was Farmer. The most common Fenster occupation in Canada was School. 50% of Fenster's were Schools. School and Farm Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fenster.

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