Lichtenstein Family History

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Lichtenstein Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places named Li(e)chtenstein, from Middle High German lieht ‘bright’ + stein ‘stone’, ‘rock’. All take their name from a castle which formed the original settlement. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Licht ‘light’ + Stein ‘rock’, ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Schoenstein, Winterstein, Falkenstein, Hohenstein, Hartenstein

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Lichtenstein Family Origin

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Lichtenstein Family Occupations

What did your Lichtenstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Merchant, Cigar Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lichtenstein. The most common Lichtenstein occupation in the USA was Merchant. 9% of Lichtenstein's were Merchants. A less common occupation for the Lichtenstein family was Pawn Broker.

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  • Merchant

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keeping House

  • Pawn Broker


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

Lichtenstein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lichtenstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lichtenstein 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Lichtenstein. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lichtenstein. For the veterans among your Lichtenstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lichtenstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Lichtenstein lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lichtenstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lichtenstein in 1946 was 39, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lichtenstein

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