Fingerhut Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Fingerhut Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a tailor, from Middle High German vingerhuot, Yiddish fingerhut ‘thimble’ (literally ‘finger hat’). The word also means ‘foxglove’, but this sense is unlikely to be relevant to the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Finger, Pinkert, Eisenhut, Dinger, Fingerman, Finner, Ginger, Fringer

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Fingerhut Family Origin

Where is the Fingerhut family from?

SHOW MORE

Fingerhut Family Occupations

What did your Fingerhut ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fingerhut ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Gardner

    33%
  • Huckster

    33%
  • Porter In Store

    33%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

In 1880, Gardner and Huckster were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fingerhut. The most common Fingerhut occupation in the USA was Gardner. 33% of Fingerhut's were Gardners. A less common occupation for the Fingerhut family was Porter In Store.

Source: Census data for Fingerhut | Data not to scale

Fingerhut Historical Records

What Fingerhut family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Fingerhut ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Fingerhut

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Fingerhut Life Expectancy

What is the average Fingerhut lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fingerhut ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Fingerhut Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Look up another name