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Eisenstein Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a place where iron ore was extracted, or perhaps a habitational name from a place named for its iron workings. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental compound of German Eisen ‘iron’ + Stein ‘stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Rosenstein, Einstein, Weinstein, Levenstein, Bodenstein, Lowenstein

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Where is the Eisenstein family from?

You can see how Eisenstein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eisenstein family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Eisenstein families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Eisenstein families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Eisenstein's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Eisenstein families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eisenstein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eisenstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eisenstein. 22% of Eisenstein men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Eisenstein women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eisenstein were Owner and Typist.

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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
    22%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Owner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Typist
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Eisenstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eisenstein 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Eisenstein. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Eisenstein. For the veterans among your Eisenstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eisenstein lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Eisenstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eisenstein in 1947 was 40, and 89 in 2004.

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