Last name: STEINER

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STEINER : This last name is indexed 354,495 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STEINER : 1: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): agent derivative of Stein. It is both an occupational name for someone who worked with stone (a quarryman stonecutter or stonemason) and a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground or near a prominent outcrop of rock. As a Jewish surname it can also be artificial distributed at random by Austrian clerks. This surname is also found elsewhere in Europe e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Czechia Croatia and Slovenia (see also 4 below).2: German: occupational name from Middle High German steinen ‘to set in precious stones gems boundary stones’ for a goldsmith paver or a land surveyor.3: German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Steinau.4: Germanized form of various Slavic adaptations of the German surname (see 1 above) such as Czech and Slovenian Šteiner Štajnar and Štajner (see Stainer and Stayner). Compare Stiner.

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