Eckstein Family History

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Eckstein Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German ecke ‘corner’ + stein ‘stone’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a stonemason or bricklayer, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky outcrop. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Eckstein ‘cornerstone’ (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Stein, Einstein, Weinstein, Epstein, Bernstein, Dickstein, Hochstein

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Eckstein Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eckstein name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Eckstein Family Origin

Where is the Eckstein family from?

Eckstein Family Occupations

What did your Eckstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cigar Maker, Civil Service Clerk and Dealer In Jewellery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eckstein. The most common Eckstein occupation in the UK was Cigar Maker. 25% of Eckstein's were Cigar Makers. A less common occupation for the Eckstein family was Hardware Factor.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Civil Service Clerk

  • Dealer In Jewellery

  • Hardware Factor


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

Eckstein Historical Records

What Eckstein family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Eckstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eckstein 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Eckstein. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Eckstein. For the veterans among your Eckstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eckstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Eckstein lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Eckstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Eckstein in 1949 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eckstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eckstein 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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