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Finster Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German finster ‘dark’, ‘gloomy’, or Yiddish fintster (Middle High German vinster). The name may have referred to a person’s habitual character, or it may have been acquired as a result of some now irrecoverable anecdote.

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


Similar surnames: Fenster, Finger, Winter, Fisher, Fieser, Ganster, Fister, Finner

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Finster Family Origin

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Finster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Finster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Finster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Finster family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Finster.

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Finster Historical Records

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Finster Life Expectancy

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