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Goldstein Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Gold ‘gold’ + Stein ‘stone’. German: from a medieval personal name, nickname, or occupational name from Middle High German, Middle Low German golste(i)n ‘gold stone’, ‘precious stone’, (probably chrysolite or topaz, which was used as a testing stone by alchemists).

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

Similar surnames: Waldstein, Goodstein, Holstein, Bernstein, Feldstein, Goldstone

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Goldstein Family Origin

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Goldstein Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Goldstein occupation in the USA was Tailor. 17% of Goldstein's were Tailors. Tailor, Merchant and Peddler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goldstein. A less common occupation for the Goldstein family was Keeping House.

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  • Tailor

  • Merchant

  • Peddler

  • Keeping House


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Goldstein Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Goldstein ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Goldstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Goldstein lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, Goldstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Goldstein in 1941 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goldstein 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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