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Holstein Family History

Holstein Name Meaning
German: regional name from the province of Holstein, long disputed between Germany and Denmark. This gets its name from holsten, the dative plural, originally used after a preposition, of holst, from Middle Low German holt-sate ‘dweller in the woods’ (from Middle Low German holt ‘wood’ + sate, sete ‘tenant’). The final syllable has been erroneously altered by analogy with North German Steen ‘stone’, which in South German and standard German has the form Stein. JXE.

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

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31,605 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
20,945 Military Records
4,013 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Holstein Families

  • Number of Holstein families
     49 - 96
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Holstein families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Holstein families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Holstein Family Origin

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Holstein Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Holstein

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Holstein Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Holstein census records

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Holstein Civil War Service Records

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