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Stein Family History

Stein Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Stein ‘rock’, Middle High German stein, 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 ornamental name. JXE, ab This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustijn (see Austin).Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten or more farmsteads, notably in southeastern Norway, so named from Old Norse steinn ‘stone’.Scottish: from a reduced form of the personal name Steven (see Steen, Steven).Northern English and Scottish: from the Old Norse personal name Steinn meaning ‘stone’.Southern English: habitational name from a place named with Old English st?ne ‘stony place’, for example Stein in Sussex or Steane in Northamptonshire.

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

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Name Distribution of Stein Families

  • Number of Stein families
     1,012 - 2,022
     338 - 1,011
     1 - 337
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stein families
     98 - 194
     33 - 97
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Stein families
     58 - 113
     20 - 57
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Stein Family Origin

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Stein Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Stein

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Stein Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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