Furst Name Meaning

German (Fürst): nickname from Old High German furisto ‘the first’, ‘most noble one’, a cognate of Old English fyrest ‘first’, ‘foremost’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Fürst ‘prince’.

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


Similar surnames: First, Hurst, Forst, Wurst, Durst, Faust, Burst, Burt, Herst, Lust

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Furst Family Origin

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Furst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Merchant

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furst. A less common occupation for the Furst family was Merchant. The most common Furst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Furst's were Farmers.

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Furst Historical Records

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Furst Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Furst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Furst in 1953 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Furst

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