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Multiple Origins for the Surname Stein



The long and noble heritage behind the name of Stein first began in medieval Austria. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Stein family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Stein was an occupational name for a stone cutter. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old German word stein, meaning stone. In some cases the name may be topographical in nature and derive from the fact the original bearer lived near a prominent stone or rock.

Stein Early Origins



The surname Stein was first found in Austria, in the cities of Berne and Neuchatel, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in regional political struggles for power. They branched into many houses in Austria, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Stein Spelling Variations


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Stein Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Stein include Steiner, Steinert, Steinertz, Steinerth, Steinere, Stein, Steine and many more.

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Stein Early History


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Stein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stein research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1796, 1809, 1810, 1820, 1838, and 1863 are included under the topic Early Stein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stein Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stein 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



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Stein or a variant listed above:

Stein Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Stein, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1639

Stein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Stein, who landed in New Jersey in 1709
  • Michel Stein, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Joh Leonahart Stein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Leonhart Stein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Johan Casper Stein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Stein, who landed in Maryland in 1833
  • Francis Stein, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Anna Maria Stein, who arrived in America in 1837
  • Matthias Stein, who arrived in America in 1837
  • Maria Margareta Stein, who landed in America in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sol Stein, who landed in Mississippi in 1900
  • Samuel Joseph Stein, who arrived in Mississippi in 1904
  • Friedrich Stein, who arrived in Alabama in 1913
  • Heinrich Stein, who arrived in Alabama in 1924
  • Carl Heinreich Stein, who landed in Alabama in 1924

Stein Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Stein, who landed in Canada in 1831

Stein Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Engelhart Stein a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stein (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stein (post 1700)



  • Philip Stein (b. 1919), American painter
  • Dr. Jules C. Stein (1896-1981), American physician, and businessman who founded Music Corporation of America
  • John Stein (b. 1944), American politician, former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska
  • Charles F. Stein II (1900-1979), Baltimore historian and heraldist, founding officer of the American College of Heraldry and Arms
  • Elias M. Stein (b. 1931), American mathematician, co-winner of the 1999 Wolf Prize
  • A. J. Stein, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Brussels, 1884
  • Albert C. Stein, American Republican politician, Supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1932-47
  • Alfred A. Stein, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924, 1928
  • Andrew J. Stein, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1969-77; Borough President of Manhattan, New York, 1978-85; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Arthur L. Stein, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 24th District, 1956
  • ... (Another 54 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Stein


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Suggested Readings for the name Stein



  • From Switzerland to Sonnenburg: the Story of the Steiner, Amstutz, and Zuercher Families from Wayne County, Ohio by Calyton Steiner.
  • Poets, Painters, Paupers, Fools: Indiana's Stein Family by Robert C. Kriebel.
  • Stein Stammbaum by Bachrach of Reichensachsen.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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The Stein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stein 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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