Finster Family History

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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

What did your Finster ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Machine Tool Fitter Heavy Work and Elliott Fisher Book Keeking Ch Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Finster. 50% of Finster men worked as a Machine Tool Fitter Heavy Work and 25% of Finster women worked as an Elliott Fisher Book Keeking Ch Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finster were Shedman Leather Trade Heavy (hork and Unpaid Trainer Refugee German

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Machine Tool Fitter Heavy Work
    50%
  • Shedman Leather Trade Heavy (hork
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Elliott Fisher Book Keeking Ch Machine Operator
    25%
  • Housewife Boarding House Prop
    25%
  • Unpaid Trainer Germ Jewish Refuge
    25%
  • Unpaid Trainer Refugee German
    25%

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

Finster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Finster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Finster

Passenger List

There are 639 immigration records available for the last name Finster. 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 Finster. For the veterans among your Finster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finster Life Expectancy

What is the average Finster lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Finster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Finster in 1941 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Finster 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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