First Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish first ‘prince’. Americanized form of German Fürst (see Furst).

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


Similar surnames: Furst, Ferst, Fierst, Kirst, Foist, Hirst, Forst, Faust, Herst, List

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First Family Origin

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First Family Occupations

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  • Charwoman

    50%
  • Wood Dealer

    50%

In 1881, Charwoman and Wood Dealer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by First. The most common First occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 50% of First's were Charwomans.

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First Historical Records

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First Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, First life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for First in 1952 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for First

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