Fingerhut Family History
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Fingerhut Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a tailor, from Middle High German vingerhuot, Yiddish fingerhut ‘thimble’ (literally ‘finger hat’). The word also means ‘foxglove’, but this sense is unlikely to be relevant to the surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press