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Istvan Name Meaning

Hungarian (István): from the personal name István Hungarian form of Steven . This surname is also found in Romania. Slovak (Ištván and Ištvan); Serbian and Croatian (Ištvan): from a Slavicized form of the Hungarian personal name István (see 1 above) or an adaptation of the Hungarian surname István.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ivan, Stan, Stein, Cavan, Sloan, Pittman, Savin, Bostian, Rittman

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Where is the Istvan family from?

You can see how Istvan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Istvan family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Istvan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Istvan families living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Istvan's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Istvan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Istvan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Istvan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Istvan. 40% of Istvan men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Istvan women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Istvan were Shipper and Maid. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Shipper
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
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Census Records

There are 585 census records available for the last name Istvan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Istvan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Istvan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 266 military records available for the last name Istvan. For the veterans among your Istvan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Istvan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Istvan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Istvan in 1962 was 52, and 87 in 2004.

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