Himmelstein Family History

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Himmelstein Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living by a feature so named, from Middle High German himel ‘heaven’ + stein ‘rock’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Himmel ‘heaven’ + Stein ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Hammerstein, Himmelreich, Winterstein, Silberstein, Hohenstein

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Himmelstein Family Origin

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Himmelstein Family Occupations

What did your Himmelstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Car Driver, Horse Collar Maker and Iron Worker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Himmelstein. A less common occupation for the Himmelstein family was Laborer. The most common Himmelstein occupation in the USA was Car Driver. 20% of Himmelstein's were Car Drivers.

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  • Car Driver

  • Horse Collar Maker

  • Iron Worker

  • Laborer


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

Himmelstein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Himmelstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Himmelstein 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 610 immigration records available for the last name Himmelstein. 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 513 military records available for the last name Himmelstein. For the veterans among your Himmelstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Himmelstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Himmelstein lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Himmelstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Himmelstein in 1952 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Himmelstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Himmelstein 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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