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Furstenberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Fürstenberg): habitational name from any of the many places 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 artificial.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Furstenberg family from?

You can see how Furstenberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furstenberg family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Furstenberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1881 there was 1 Furstenberg family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Furstenberg's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Furstenberg families in 1881.
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What did your Furstenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Independent was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Furstenberg. 43% of Furstenberg women worked as an Independent. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Independent
    43%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    29%
  • Director
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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What is the average Furstenberg lifespan?

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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