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Posted by: Judy Bolton Date: January 28, 2001 at 07:11:11
In Reply to: Re: FINGER from FINGERHUT?? by Paul Stanley Seitz of 272

Fingerhut means both thimble and Foxglove, which is the same flower from which medicine obtains digitalis (for heart medications). I am not sure (in the case of my family) if the origin is more of a occupational name (thimble) or the perhaps Jewish practice of last names being flowers (e.g., Rose).

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