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The roots of the distinguished German surname Fenstermaker 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.

Fenstermaker Early Origins



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

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Fenstermaker Spelling Variations


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Fenstermaker 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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Fenstermaker Early History


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Fenstermaker Early History



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

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Fenstermaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fenstermaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fenstermaker 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:

Fenstermaker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs T.A. Fenstermaker, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Thomas A. Fenstermaker, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Fenstermaker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Fenstermaker, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Mrs. Thomas Fenstermaker, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Paul Fenstermaker, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Marie Fenstermaker, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fenstermaker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fenstermaker (post 1700)



  • J Ralph Fenstermaker (b. 1891), company executive in Indiana
  • L Ross Fenstermaker, owner of the thoroughbred racehorse Precisionist who won the 1985 Breeders' Cup Sprint

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Fenstermaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fenstermaker 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 28 October 2015 at 17:42.

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