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.
Early Origins of the Fensterer family
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.
Early History of the Fensterer family
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Fensterer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fenstermacher, Fenstermaker, Venstermeker, Fenstermann, Fenster, Fensterlin, Venster, Venstermaker, Fensterer, Fenstermacker, Fenstenmacher and many more.
Early Notables of the Fensterer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fensterer family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Fensterer (post 1700)
- Dorothy Fensterer, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1964 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html