Sonnenschein Family History
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Sonnenschein Name Meaning
German: nickname for someone with a cheerful or warm disposition, from Middle High German sunne ‘sun’ + genitive -n + schin ‘shine’. In part it may be a topographic name for someone who lived at a place which caught the sun, or a habitational name from a house marked with the sign of the sun. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sonnenschein ‘sunshine’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Mondschein, Schoenstein, Winterstein, Hohenstein, Sonnenfeld