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The roots of the distinguished German surname Fensterer lie in the former kingdom of Bohemia. The name can be literally translated as "window maker," and was likely initially used to identify someone who practiced this occupation.

Fensterer Early Origins



The surname Fensterer was first found in Bohemia, where the earliest known documents recording the use of the name have been found. The earliest known bearer of the name was Fensterlin, who was living in Bohemia in 1390. The young Fensterer family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bohemian society.

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Fensterer Spelling Variations


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Fensterer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fenstermacher, Fenstermaker, Venstermeker, Fenstermann, Fenster, Fensterlin, Venster, Venstermaker, Fensterer, Fenstermacker, Fenstenmacher and many more.

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Fensterer Early History


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Fensterer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fensterer research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1440, 1492, and 1669 are included under the topic Early Fensterer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fensterer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fensterer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fensterer Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mathias Fenstermacher and his wife Anna C. Ruppenthal, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1737 with their five children; Jakob Fenstermacher, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Philadelphia in 1738.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fensterer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fensterer (post 1700)



  • Dorothy Fensterer, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1964

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Fensterer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fensterer 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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