Bein Family History
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Bein Name Meaning
German: from Bein ‘bone’, ‘leg’, as a nickname for a cripple or for someone who was exceptionally long-legged. In some cases it may be a short form of a compound name containing this element such as Langbein (‘long leg’), Stelzbein (‘peg leg’). North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard. In Low German the older short form Behn (see Behn) was diphthongized to Bein.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press