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.
Early Origins of the Fensterman family
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.
Early History of the Fensterman family
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Fensterman 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 Fensterman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fensterman 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.