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Adelstein Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, or ornamental-occupational name for a jeweler, from German Edelstein in the sense ‘precious stone’. German: habitational name from a place named with Middle High German adel ‘nobility’ + stein ‘rock’, ‘castle’.

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


Similar surnames: Edelstein, Himmelstein, Bodenstein, Epstein, Levenstein, Oberstein

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Where is the Adelstein family from?

You can see how Adelstein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adelstein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Adelstein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Adelstein families living in Illinois. This was about 42% of all the recorded Adelstein's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Adelstein families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adelstein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adelstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Adelstein. 25% of Adelstein men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Adelstein women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adelstein were Tailor and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Proprietor
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Tailor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Operator
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Adelstein. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 777 military records available for the last name Adelstein. For the veterans among your Adelstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adelstein lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Adelstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Adelstein in 1956 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

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