Fahnestock Family History

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Fahnestock Name Meaning

German: apparently from Fahnestock, literally ‘flag pole’, but according to family history an altered form of Fahrenstuck (Fahrenstück), which is a topographic name either from Middle Low German vor(n) ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, or from the fused preposition and definite article vorn ‘before the’, ‘in front of the’ + Middle High German stück ‘piece (of land)’, ‘field’.

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

Similar surnames: Fahrenholz, Haverstock, Stock, Bohnsack, Weinstock, Fasick, Binstock

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Fahnestock Family Origin

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Fahnestock Family Occupations

What did your Fahnestock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fahnestock. The most common Fahnestock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Fahnestock's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fahnestock family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Fahnestock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Fahnestock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fahnestock 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 Fahnestock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Fahnestock. For the veterans among your Fahnestock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fahnestock Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fahnestock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Fahnestock in 1945 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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