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Hohenstein Family History

Hohenstein Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places so named. German: topographic name composed of Middle High German hōhen an inflected form of hōch ‘high’ + stein ‘rock’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rosenstein, Bodenstein, Lowenstein, Schoenstein, Hornstein, Hohnstein

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Where is the Hohenstein family from?

You can see how Hohenstein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hohenstein family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Hohenstein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 30 Hohenstein families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hohenstein's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hohenstein families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hohenstein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hohenstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hohenstein. 21% of Hohenstein men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Hohenstein women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hohenstein were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hohenstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hohenstein 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hohenstein. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hohenstein. For the veterans among your Hohenstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hohenstein lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Hohenstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Hohenstein in 1956 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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