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Origin and popularity of the name FURST


Furst : 1: German and Swiss German (Fürst): nickname from Old High German furisto ‘the first most noble one’ a cognate of Old English fyrest ‘first foremost’. The surname Fürst is also found elsewhere in central Europe e.g. in Czechia and Slovenia. Compare Feerst Fierce Fierst First and Fuerst.2: Jewish (Ashkenazic; Fürst): artificial name from German Fürst ‘prince’. Compare Fuerst.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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