The surname Furstenstein was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
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of this family name include: Fürst, Furstenau, Furstenberg, Furstenberger, Furstenbusch, Furstenfeld, Furstenhauer, Furstenrecht, Furstenstein and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Vorst, who arrived in New Netherland in 1660; Mary Forston, who came to Virginia in 1666; Martin Fierst, who arrived in Maryland in 1753; Abraham Forst, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1780.