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Finkelstein Family History

Finkelstein Name Meaning
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental compound name, literally ‘sparkle stone’, from Yiddish finkl ‘sparkle’ + stein ‘stone’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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32,124 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Finkelstein Families

  • Number of Finkelstein families
     292 - 582
     98 - 291
     1 - 97
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Finkelstein families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Finkelstein families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Finkelstein Family Origin

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Finkelstein Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Finkelstein

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Finkelstein Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Finkelstein census records

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Military Service by Finkelstein

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