Herstein Family History

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Herstein Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Herrstein in Rhineland-Palatinate.

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


Similar surnames: Gerstein, Kerstein, Hornstein, Bernstein, Hartstein, Gersten, Epstein

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Herstein Family Origin

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Herstein Family Occupations

What did your Herstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor (master) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Herstein. 34% of Herstein men worked as a Tailor (master) and 50% of Herstein women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herstein were Upholstering Manufacturer and Tailoress (gents)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Tailor (master)
    34%
  • Tailors Cutter
    34%
  • Upholstering Manufacturer
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Dressmaker (ladies)
    17%
  • Paid Domestic
    17%
  • Tailoress (gents)
    17%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Herstein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Herstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herstein 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 729 immigration records available for the last name Herstein. 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 251 military records available for the last name Herstein. For the veterans among your Herstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Herstein lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Herstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Herstein in 1961 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herstein 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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