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The roots of the distinguished German surname Fensterman 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.

Fensterman Early Origins



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

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Fensterman Spelling Variations


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Fensterman 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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Fensterman Early History


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Fensterman Early History



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

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Fensterman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fensterman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fensterman 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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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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