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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.

Goldstein Early Origins



The surname Goldstein was 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.

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Goldstein Spelling Variations


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Goldstein Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Goldstein, Goldstien, Goldsteen, Goldstine, Goldsteiner, Goldenstein, Goldensteiner and many more.

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Goldstein Early History


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Goldstein Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Goldstein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goldstein Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goldstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goldstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philipp Goldstein, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Peter Anton Goldstein, who arrived in America in 1836
  • Kaimes Goldstein, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1841
  • Peter Goldstein, who came to Philadelphia in 1842
  • Emmanuel Goldstein came to Philadelphia in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goldstein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sam Goldstein, who landed in Arkansas in 1905

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldstein (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goldstein (post 1700)



  • Ralph Goldstein, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 30th District, 1977-86; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • Samuel E. Goldstein, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1950
  • Sidney Goldstein, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938
  • Sigmund Goldstein, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938
  • Simeon H. F. Goldstein, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 1st District, 1946, 1952, 1954; Candidate for New York State Senate 26th District, 1955
  • Steven Goldstein, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Ted Goldstein, American politician, Representative from Arizona 1st District, 1992
  • Thelma Goldstein, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004
  • William Goldstein, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1970
  • Lynda Garner Goldstein, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2008
  • ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 10 January 2016 at 06:43.

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