Einstein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Einstein is 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. The surname Einstein may come from one of two derivations. It may be an occupational surname, derived from the German word einsteinen, which means to enclose or to surround, with stone. It may have been given as a surname to one who worked with stone. Alternatively, it has been suggested that the surname Einstein is a Jewish (Ashkenazic) ornamental name. Numerous Jewish surnames are ornamental surnames, which are names that have an ornamental value and are not necessarily related to the localities, occupations, nicknames or given names of the first person who used the name. However, ornamental names were often derived from elements that described locations or features of geography, animals and birds, occupations or personal names.

Einstein migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Einstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H Einstein, aged 15, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • L Einstein, aged 29, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • Joseph Einstein, who arrived in North America in 1852 [1]
  • Wilhelm Einstein, who arrived in North America in 1852 [1]
  • William Einstein, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Einstein (post 1700)

  • Robert "Bob" Einstein (1942-2018), American actor and comedy writer best known for his portrayal of the fictional stuntman Super Dave Osborne
  • Izzy Einstein (1880-1938), American agent of the US Prohibition Unit, during the first years of the alcohol prohibition era (1920–1925)
  • Hannah Bachman Einstein (1862-1929), American social worker and activist instrumental in the establishment of child welfare boards
  • Albert Einstein (b. 1947), birth name of Albert Brooks, American Academy Award nominated actor, voice actor, writer, comedian and director
  • Arik Einstein (1939-2013), Israeli singer, songwriter and actor
  • Alfred Einstein (1880-1952), German-American musicologist and music editor noted as one of the widest-ranging music historians in the first half of the 20th century

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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