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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

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Fingerhut Family Origin

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Fingerhut Family Occupations

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  • Gardner

    33%
  • Huckster

    33%
  • Porter In Store

    33%

In 1880, the most common Fingerhut occupation in the USA was Gardner. 33% of Fingerhut's were Gardners. Gardner and Huckster were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fingerhut. A less common occupation for the Fingerhut family was Porter In Store.

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Fingerhut Historical Records

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Fingerhut Life Expectancy

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