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Where did the German Goldstein family come from? What is the German Goldstein family crest and coat of arms? When did the Goldstein family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Goldstein family history?A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Goldstein, were formed in the lands which became the modern state of Silesia. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from a Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Goldstein, Goldstien, Goldsteen, Goldstine, Goldsteiner, Goldenstein, Goldensteiner and many more.
First found in the city of Halle, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goldstein research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1694 and 1823 are included under the topic Early Goldstein History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goldstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Goldstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Goldstein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Goldstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goldstein 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.
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