Goldstein Family History

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Goldstein Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Gold ‘gold’ + Stein ‘stone’. German: from a medieval personal name, nickname, or occupational name from Middle High German, Middle Low German golste(i)n ‘gold stone’, ‘precious stone’, (probably chrysolite or topaz, which was used as a testing stone by alchemists).

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


Similar surnames: Waldstein, Goodstein, Holstein, Bernstein, Feldstein, Goldstone

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Goldstein Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Goldstein name?

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

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  • European Jewish

    58%

  • England & Wales

    15%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    8%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Goldstein Family Origin

Where is the Goldstein family from?

Goldstein Family Occupations

What did your Goldstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Goldstein family was Hotel Keeper. The most common Goldstein occupation in Canada was Merchant. 36% of Goldstein's were Merchants. Merchant, Clerk and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goldstein.

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  • Merchant

    36%
  • Clerk

    9%
  • Cultivateur

    9%
  • Hotel Keeper

    9%

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

Goldstein Historical Records

What Goldstein family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 225,000 census records available for the last name Goldstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goldstein 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 78,000 immigration records available for the last name Goldstein. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Goldstein. For the veterans among your Goldstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goldstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Goldstein lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Goldstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Goldstein in 1941 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goldstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goldstein 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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