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. 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


Similar surnames: Steen, Stern, Steig, Lein, Stain, Steil, Steiner, Savin, Klein, Wein

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In 1880, the most common Stein occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Stein's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stein family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stein.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Between 1941 and 2004, Stein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stein in 1941 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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