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Eckstein Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German ecke ‘corner’ + stein ‘stone rock’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a stonemason or bricklayer or a topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky outcrop. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Eckstein ‘cornerstone’ (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Stein, Einstein, Weinstein, Epstein, Bernstein, Dickstein, Hochstein

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Where is the Eckstein family from?

You can see how Eckstein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eckstein family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Eckstein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Eckstein family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Eckstein's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Eckstein families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eckstein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eckstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eckstein. 16% of Eckstein men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Eckstein women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eckstein were Clerk and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%
  • Housework
    5%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Eckstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eckstein census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Eckstein. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Eckstein. For the veterans among your Eckstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eckstein lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Eckstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Eckstein in 1949 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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