Furstenberg Family History

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Furstenberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Fürstenberg): habitational name from a place in Swabia, so named from the genitive case of Old High German furisto ‘prince’, modern German Fürst (see Furst) + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. As a Jewish surname, it is mainly ornamental.

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

Similar surnames: Guttenberg, Friedberg, Steinberg, Freudenberg, Eisenberg, Ehrenberg

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Furstenberg Family Origin

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Furstenberg Family Occupations

What did your Furstenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Furstenberg family was Keeps House. The most common Furstenberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Furstenberg's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Furstenberg.

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  • Farmer

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  • Keeps House


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Furstenberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Furstenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furstenberg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Furstenberg. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Furstenberg. For the veterans among your Furstenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furstenberg Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Furstenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Furstenberg in 1957 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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