Edelstein Family History

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Edelstein Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, from German Edelstein ‘gem’, ‘precious stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Adelstein, Feuerstein, Bodenstein, Eckstein, Feldstein, Gerstein

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Edelstein Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Edelstein name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Edelstein. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Italy


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Edelstein Family Origin

Where is the Edelstein family from?

Edelstein Family Occupations

What did your Edelstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cigar Maker, Cigar Store and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edelstein. A less common occupation for the Edelstein family was Dressmaker. The most common Edelstein occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 14% of Edelstein's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Cigar Store

  • Dress Maker

  • Dressmaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Edelstein ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Edelstein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Edelstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edelstein census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Edelstein. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Edelstein. For the veterans among your Edelstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Edelstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Edelstein lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Edelstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Edelstein in 1951 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Edelstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Edelstein ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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