Steinberg Family History

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Steinberg Name Meaning

German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and Swedish (of German origin): habitational name from any of the many places named Steinberg, from Old High German stein ‘stone’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Stein ‘stone’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Sternberg, Stenberg, Steenberg, Weinberg, Steinfeld, Kleinberg

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Steinberg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Steinberg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Steinberg. 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


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Steinberg Family Origin

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Steinberg Family Occupations

What did your Steinberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Steinberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Steinberg's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Steinberg. A less common occupation for the Steinberg family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cigar Maker

  • Laborer


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

Steinberg Historical Records

What Steinberg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Steinberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steinberg 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Steinberg. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Steinberg. For the veterans among your Steinberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Steinberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Steinberg lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Steinberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Steinberg in 1947 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Steinberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Steinberg 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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