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Falkenstein Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places called Falkenstein from Old High German falke ‘falcon’ + stein ‘stone rock’ here indicating a medieval castle. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name as in 1 above or an artificial name composed of German Falke ‘falcon’ + Stein ‘stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Falkenberg, Katzenstein, Hartenstein, Schoenstein, Hammerstein

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Where is the Falkenstein family from?

You can see how Falkenstein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Falkenstein family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Falkenstein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 38 Falkenstein families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Falkenstein's in USA. New York had the highest population of Falkenstein families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Falkenstein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Falkenstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Falkenstein. 15% of Falkenstein men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Falkenstein women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Falkenstein were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Manager
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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What Falkenstein family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Falkenstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falkenstein 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Falkenstein. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Falkenstein. For the veterans among your Falkenstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Falkenstein lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Falkenstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Falkenstein in 1953 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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