Epstein Family History

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Epstein Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of the places named Eppstein, for example in the Palatinate and Hesse, from Old High German ebur ‘wild boar’ + stein ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Stein, Einstein, Eckstein, Gerstein, Adelstein, Bernstein, Stern

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Epstein Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Epstein name?

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Epstein Family Origin

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Epstein Family Occupations

What did your Epstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Epstein occupation in the USA was Merchant. 7% of Epstein's were Merchants. Merchant, Peddler and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Epstein. A less common occupation for the Epstein family was Glazier.

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  • Merchant

  • Peddler

  • Butcher

  • Glazier


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

Epstein Historical Records

What Epstein family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Epstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Epstein 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 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Epstein. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Epstein. For the veterans among your Epstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Epstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Epstein lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Epstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Epstein in 1941 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Epstein 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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