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Gerstein Family History

Gerstein Name Meaning
German: of uncertain origin; probably a variant of Kerstein, itself a variant of Kirst.Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps an ornamental name composed of German Gerst ‘barley’ + Stein ‘stone’.

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

14,930 Historical Documents with Gerstein on Ancestry.com
4,487 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,675 Military Records
2,089 Immigration Records
4,373 Census and Voter Lists
2,306 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gerstein Families

  • Number of Gerstein families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gerstein families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gerstein last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gerstein census records

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Gerstein Family Origin

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Gerstein Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gerstein

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Gerstein Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gerstein census records

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Gerstein Civil War Service Records

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