Falkenstein Family History

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Falkenstein Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places named Falkenstein, from Old High German falke ‘falcon’ + stein ‘stone’, ‘rock’, here indicating a medieval castle. This has been a common surname in Germany since the late 14th century. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name as in 1 or an ornamental name composed of German Falke ‘falcon’ + Stein ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Falkenberg, Katzenstein, Hartenstein, Schoenstein, Hammerstein

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Falkenstein Family Origin

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Falkenstein Family Occupations

What did your Falkenstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Falkenstein occupation in the UK was General Dealer. 50% of Falkenstein's were General Dealers. General Dealer and Warehouseman & Manufacturer Of India Rubber & Vulcanised Jewellery were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Falkenstein.

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  • General Dealer

  • Warehouseman & Manufacturer Of India Rubber & Vulcanised Jewellery


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

Falkenstein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Falkenstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falkenstein 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Falkenstein. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Falkenstein. For the veterans among your Falkenstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Falkenstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Falkenstein lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Falkenstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Falkenstein in 1953 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Falkenstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Falkenstein 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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