The surname Bergstein was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history.The Old High German "berg" meant 'hill', while "Stein" meant 'stone'. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Important Dates for the Bergstein family
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Bergstein Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bergstein, Burgstein, Bergerstein, Berggestein, Burghstein, Burghestein and many more.
Early Notables of the Bergstein family (pre 1700)
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Bergstein migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bergstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Daria Bergstein, aged 25, who landed in America from Rana Rusha, Austria, in 1893
Hense Bergstein, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1896
Bergstein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Max Bergstein, who settled in Mobile, Alabama in 1906
Annie Bergstein, aged 22, who landed in America from London, England, in 1906
Adolf Bergstein, aged 2, who landed in America from Tiszanjlotz, Hungary, in 1907
Feige Bergstein, aged 28, who landed in America from Rosede, Russia, in 1907
Clara Bergstein, aged 17, who settled in America from Skomoroch, Austria, in 1909