Wallenstein Family History
Wallenstein Name Meaning
German: habitational name from Wallenstein (originally Waldenstein ‘forest rock’ Czech Valdštejn) in Bohemia. This is the name of a dynasty of Czech counts the most famous of whom Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein (1583–1634) was the leader of the Habsburg forces that defeated the Protestants in Bohemia during the Thirty Years War. See also Waldstein . Subsequently Wallenstein was also adopted as a Jewish surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022