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Gerstein Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; probably a variant of Kerstein, itself a variant of Kirst. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps an ornamental name composed of German Gerst ‘barley’ + Stein ‘stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Gersten, Kerstein, Bernstein, Kirstein, Perlstein, Gutstein, Epstein

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Gerstein Family Origin

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Gerstein Family Occupations

What did your Gerstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gerstein. 25% of Gerstein men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Gerstein women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gerstein were Manager and Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Operator
    7%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Typist
    8%

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

Gerstein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gerstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerstein 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 Gerstein. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Gerstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Gerstein lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gerstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gerstein in 1953 was 69, and 85 in 2004.

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