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Furst Family History

Furst Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (Fürst): nickname from Old High German furisto ‘the first most noble one’ a cognate of Old English fyrest ‘first foremost’. The surname Fürst is also found elsewhere in central Europe e.g. in Czechia and Slovenia. Compare Feerst Fierce Fierst First and Fuerst . Jewish (Ashkenazic; Fürst): artificial name from German Fürst ‘prince’. Compare Fuerst .

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

Similar surnames: First, Hurst, Forst, Wurst, Durst, Faust, Burst, Burt, Herst, Lust

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Where is the Furst family from?

You can see how Furst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furst family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Furst families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Furst families living in Louisiana. This was about 43% of all the recorded Furst's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Furst families in 1840.
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What did your Furst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Furst. 13% of Furst men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Furst women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furst were Farmer and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Furst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furst census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Furst. 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 Cards

There are 36,000 military records available for the last name Furst. For the veterans among your Furst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Furst lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Furst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Furst in 1953 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

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