Holbein Family History

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Holbein Name Meaning

German: nickname for a bow-legged man, from Middle High German hol ‘hollow’ + bein ‘leg’.

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

Similar surnames: Holben, Holberg, Helbling, Holden, Holien, Holstein, Holten, Holec

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Holbein Family Origin

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Holbein Family Occupations

What did your Holbein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Holbein occupation in the USA was At Home. 13% of Holbein's were At Homes. At Home, Book Keeper and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holbein. A less common occupation for the Holbein family was Farmer.

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  • At Home

  • Book Keeper

  • Bookkeeper

  • Farmer


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

Holbein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Holbein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holbein 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 239 immigration records available for the last name Holbein. 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 540 military records available for the last name Holbein. For the veterans among your Holbein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holbein Life Expectancy

What is the average Holbein lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Holbein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Holbein in 1963 was 75, and 77 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holbein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holbein 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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