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Fenster Early Origins



The surname Fenster was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Fenster Spelling Variations


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Fenster Spelling Variations



The name, Fenster, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Forrester, Forester, Forrest, Forster, Foster, Forrestor and many more.

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Fenster Early History


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Fenster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fenster research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1589, 1663, 1648, 1681, 1617, 1692, 1635, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Fenster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fenster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fenster Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Forster; Sir Robert Foster (1589-1663), an English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench; John Foster (1648-1681), the earliest American engraver and the first Boston...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fenster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fenster In Ireland


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Fenster In Ireland



Some of the Fenster family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Fenster surname who came to North America were:

Fenster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Jost Fenster, who landed in America in 1764
  • Mrs. Johann Jost Fenster, who arrived in America in 1789

Fenster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Fenster came to San Francisco in 1852
  • Josefa Fenster settled in Baltimore in 1887

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fenster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fenster (post 1700)



  • Bernard Fenster, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 16th District, 1930
  • Heinz Fenster (b. 1906), well-known German pianist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Fenster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fenster Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 09:22.

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