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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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Fahnestock Family Origin

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Fahnestock Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Fahnestock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Fahnestock's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fahnestock. A less common occupation for the Fahnestock family was Carpenter.

Source: Census data for Fahnestock | Data not to scale

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Fahnestock Life Expectancy

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