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


Similar surnames: Finger, Pinkert, Eisenhut, Dinger, Fingerman, Finner, Ginger, Fringer

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Fingerhut Family Origin

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Fingerhut Family Occupations

What did your Fingerhut ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fingerhut family was Porter In Store. 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.

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  • Gardner

    33%
  • Huckster

    33%
  • Porter In Store

    33%

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Fingerhut Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fingerhut. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fingerhut census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Fingerhut. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fingerhut. For the veterans among your Fingerhut ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fingerhut Life Expectancy

What is the average Fingerhut lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fingerhut life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fingerhut in 1962 was 61, and 89 in 2004.

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