Last name: STEIN

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STEIN : This last name is indexed 371,192 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STEIN : 1: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German stein German Stein ‘rock’ hence a topographic name either for someone who lived on stony ground or for someone who lived by a notable outcrop of rock or by a stone boundary marker or monument. It could also be a metonymic occupational name for a mason or stonecutter or among Jews an artificial name. This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe e.g. in Czechia where it is also spelled Štein and in Poland.2: Dutch: from a shortened form of the personal name Augustijn (see Austin) or a habitational name from any of the Dutch places called Stein.3: Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten or more farmsteads notably in southeastern Norway from Old Norse steinn ‘stone’ most often named from a big rock on the farm.4: English (London) and Scottish (Lanarkshire and West Lothian): variant of Steen.

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