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Wallenstein Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Wallenstein (originally Waldenstein ‘forest rock’ Czech Valdštejn) in Bohemia. This is the name of a dynasty of Czech counts the most famous of whom Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein (1583–1634) was the leader of the Habsburg forces that defeated the Protestants in Bohemia during the Thirty Years War. See also Waldstein . Subsequently Wallenstein was also adopted as a Jewish surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gallenstein, Wallerstein, Falkenstein, Waldstein, Hartenstein

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Where is the Wallenstein family from?

You can see how Wallenstein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wallenstein family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Wallenstein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 49 Wallenstein families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Wallenstein's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wallenstein families in 1880.
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What did your Wallenstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wallenstein. 27% of Wallenstein men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Wallenstein women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wallenstein were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Dressmaker
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wallenstein. 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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There are 967 military records available for the last name Wallenstein. For the veterans among your Wallenstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wallenstein lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wallenstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wallenstein in 1962 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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