Oberstein Family History

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Oberstein Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German ober ‘upper’ + stein ‘rock’, ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Dobberstein, Feuerstein, Silberstein, Adelstein, Hohenstein

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Oberstein Family Origin

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Oberstein Family Occupations

What did your Oberstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Boot Repairer and Domestic Unpaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Oberstein. 34% of Oberstein men worked as a Boot Repairer and 50% of Oberstein women worked as a Domestic Unpaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oberstein were Synagogue Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Boot Repairer
  • Hosiery underwear Sales
  • Synagogue Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Unpaid
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Oberstein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 900 census records available for the last name Oberstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberstein 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Oberstein. 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 409 military records available for the last name Oberstein. For the veterans among your Oberstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oberstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Oberstein lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Oberstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Oberstein in 1960 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oberstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oberstein 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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