Furst Family History

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Furst Name Meaning

German (Fürst): nickname from Old High German furisto ‘the first’, ‘most noble one’, a cognate of Old English fyrest ‘first’, ‘foremost’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Fürst ‘prince’.

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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Furst Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Furst name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Furst. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Furst Family Origin

Where is the Furst family from?

Furst Family Occupations

What did your Furst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Furst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Furst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Furst family was Merchant. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furst.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Furst ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Furst Historical Records

What Furst family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Furst Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Furst ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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