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Fenster Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a window maker, from Middle High German venster, German Fenster ‘window’. Medieval windows were often just holes in the wall; indeed, the English word window derives from Old Norse vindauga ‘wind eye’. Later they were filled with a frame containing thin layers of translucent horn, and eventually glass, normally only in small pieces leaded together. possibly a habitational name from any of various minor places so named from being in a gap in a range of hills or a clearing in a wood; it may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived in a house remarkable for its windows.

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

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Fenster Family Origin

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Fenster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Bar Room

    5%
  • Barber

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fenster family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Bar Room and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fenster. The most common Fenster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Fenster's were Farmers.

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