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The roots of the distinguished German surname Fenstermacher 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.

Fenstermacher Early Origins



The surname Fenstermacher 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 Fenstermacher family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bohemian society.

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Fenstermacher Spelling Variations


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Fenstermacher 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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Fenstermacher Early History


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Fenstermacher Early History



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

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Fenstermacher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fenstermacher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fenstermacher 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 were:

Fenstermacher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Fenstermacher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Wilhelm Fenstermacher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Jakob Fenstermacher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Matheis Fenstermacher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Mathias Fenstermacher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fenstermacher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fenstermacher (post 1700)



  • John P. S. Fenstermacher, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 1897-1909
  • Frank Fenstermacher, German musician, best known for his work with Der Plan, a German electronic music group from Düsseldorf formed in 1979

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    11. ...

    The Fenstermacher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fenstermacher 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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