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Schoenstein Name Meaning

German (Schönstein): habitational name from any of numerous places called Schönstein from Middle High German schœn + stein ‘stone rock’. Jewish (Ashkenazic; Schönstein): artificial name composed of German schön ‘beautiful’ + Stein ‘stone’; in some cases it may be habitational (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Lichtenstein, Hohenstein, Falkenstein, Schoenthal, Schoenfeld

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Where is the Schoenstein family from?

You can see how Schoenstein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schoenstein family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Schoenstein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Schoenstein families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Schoenstein's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Schoenstein families in 1880.
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What did your Schoenstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schoenstein. 14% of Schoenstein men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Schoenstein women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schoenstein were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Organ Builder
  • Mechanic
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schoenstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schoenstein 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 367 immigration records available for the last name Schoenstein. 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 278 military records available for the last name Schoenstein. For the veterans among your Schoenstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schoenstein lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schoenstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Schoenstein in 1963 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

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