Submitted Surname Revision History

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2/23/2024, 10:46 PM jfifles
1/17/2023, 6:56 PM Paradiso36

Name Finster
Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage German, Jewish
Scripts פֿינסטער, פֿינצטער(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈfɪn.stɐ/(German)
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Nickname from German finster "dark, gloomy" or Yiddish fintster (Middle High German vinster). The name may have referred to a person's habitual character or it may have been acquired as a result of some now irrecoverable anecdote. Or a topographic name for someone living in a dark wood.
Added 1/17/2023 by Paradiso36