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Finster Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German finster ‘dark’, ‘gloomy’, or Yiddish fintster (Middle High German vinster). The name may have referred to a person’s habitual character, or it may have been acquired as a result of some now irrecoverable anecdote.

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


Similar surnames: Fenster, Finger, Winter, Fisher, Fieser, Ganster, Fister, Finner

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Finster Family Origin

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Finster Family Occupations

What did your Finster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Finster family was Laborer. The most common Finster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Finster's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finster.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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

Finster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Finster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Finster. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Finster Life Expectancy

What is the average Finster lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Finster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Finster in 1941 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finster 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.

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