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Firestone Family History

Firestone Name Meaning

English translation of German and Jewish Feuerstein.

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


Similar surnames: Firestine, Finestone, Redstone, Eyestone, Fenton, Gladstone

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Where is the Firestone family from?

You can see how Firestone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Firestone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Firestone families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Firestone families living in Ohio. This was about 41% of all the recorded Firestone's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Firestone families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Firestone surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Firestone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Firestone. 16% of Firestone men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Firestone women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Firestone were Carpenter and Bookkeeper.

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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%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Firestone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Firestone 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 Firestone. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Firestone. For the veterans among your Firestone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Firestone lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Firestone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Firestone in 1943 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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