The name Faierstein derives from the German word "feuer" meaning "fire," and was probably an occupational
name for someone who worked with fire such as a smith, a fire lighter, or a person who took care of the heating a household. The word "stein" means "stone;" and so, together "feuer" and "stein," can mean "flint."
Early Origins of the Faierstein family
The surname Faierstein was first found in Austria
, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Wernher Fürstein in 1160.
Early History of the Faierstein family
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Faierstein Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Feuerstein, Fürstein, Feuererstein, Feirerstein, Feuersten, Faierstein, Fayerstein and many more.
Early Notables of the Faierstein family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Faierstein family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lorenz Feuerstein, who came to Pennsylvania in 1741; Johannes Feuerstein, his wife Augusta Maria and their two children, who settled in America in 1750.