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Fahnestock Family History

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

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6,005 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,561 Military Records
932 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Fahnestock Families

  • Number of Fahnestock families
     43 - 83
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fahnestock Family Origin

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Fahnestock Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fahnestock

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Fahnestock Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Fahnestock Civil War Service Records

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