Silverstein Family History

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Silverstein Name Meaning

Part-translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Silberstein.

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

Similar surnames: Silberstein, Silverstone, Wallerstein, Winterstein, Saperstein

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Silverstein Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Silverstein name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Silverstein. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Italy


  • Germanic Europe


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Silverstein Family Origin

Where is the Silverstein family from?

Silverstein Family Occupations

What did your Silverstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Silverstein occupation in the USA was Tailor. 21% of Silverstein's were Tailors. Tailor, Peddler and Clothing Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silverstein. A less common occupation for the Silverstein family was Pedlar.

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  • Tailor

  • Peddler

  • Clothing Store

  • Pedlar


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

Silverstein Historical Records

What Silverstein family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Silverstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silverstein 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Silverstein. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Silverstein. For the veterans among your Silverstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silverstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Silverstein lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Silverstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1945. The average life expectancy for Silverstein in 1944 was 27, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silverstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silverstein 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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