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The surname Arnstein is derived from a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Two of the most common types of Jewish family names are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Arnstein is a patronymic surname, which comes from the Hebrew given name Aharon. Traditionally, this surname is believed to have derived from the Hebrew word har-on, which means mountain of strength.

Arnstein Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Arnstein or a variant listed above:

Arnstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Arnstein, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Lewin Arnstein, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Louise Arnstein, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Isaac Arnstein, who arrived in America in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arnstein (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arnstein (post 1700)



  • Julius Wilford "Nicky" Arnstein (1879-1965), American professional gambler and con artist who used many aliases including "Nick Arnold", "Nicholas Arnold", "Julius Arnold" and more
  • Louis Arnstein, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1st District, 1906
  • Karl Arnstein (1887-1974), Czech-born, early airship engineer and designers who worked in Germany and the United States of America, chief designer of the U.S. Navy airships, USS Akron and USS Macon
  • Baroness Franziska "Fanny" von Arnstein (b. 1758), born Vögele Itzig, German-born, Viennese social leader who introduced the Christmas tree to Vienna

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Arnstein Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Arnstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arnstein Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 November 2015 at 07:44.

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