Steinbach Family History

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Steinbach Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of the many places named Steinbach, named with Middle High German stein ‘stone’ + bach ‘stream’, ‘creek’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Stein ‘stone’ + Bach ‘stream’, or a habitational name (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Sternbach, Steinback, Steinhaus, Steinberg, Leinbach, Weisbach

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Steinbach Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Steinbach name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Steinbach Family Origin

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Steinbach Family Occupations

What did your Steinbach ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Steinbach family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Steinbach. The most common Steinbach occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Steinbach's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor

  • Laborer


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

Steinbach Historical Records

What Steinbach family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Steinbach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steinbach 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Steinbach. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Steinbach. For the veterans among your Steinbach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Steinbach Life Expectancy

What is the average Steinbach lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Steinbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Steinbach in 1949 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Steinbach 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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