Schein Family History
Schein Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German schīn German Schein ‘shining brightness’ hence a German nickname for someone with a radiant personality or possibly for someone living in a sunny location or a Jewish artificial name. German: metonymic occupational name for a scribe in an office or chancellery that provided documents of different kinds from Middle High German schīn ‘written document paper of identification certificate’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schoen 2 from Yiddish sheyn central Yiddish shayn.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022