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Where did the English Stein family come from? What is the English Stein family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stein family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stein family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Stein, Steyne, Steyn, Steine, Stine, Steiyne, Styn and many more.

First found in Norfolk, where Alfricus Stein was registered in 1155.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stein research. Another 333 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1295, 1557, 1575 and 1583 are included under the topic Early Stein History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Stein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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

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

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 Australia in the 19th Century

  • Engelhart Stein a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australain" in 1837


  • Charles M. Stein (b. 1920), American mathematical statistician
  • Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), American writer and catalyst in the development of modern art and literature, who spent most of her life in France
  • William Stein (b. 1974), Professor of Mathematics, University of Washington
  • Leon Stein (1910-2002), American composer and music analyst
  • Corporal Tony Stein (1921-1945), American Marine awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Elias M. Stein (b. 1931), American mathematician, co-winner of the 1999 Wolf Prize
  • Charles F. Stein II (1900-1979), Baltimore historian and heraldist, founding officer of the American College of Heraldry and Arms
  • John Stein (b. 1944), American politician, former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska
  • Dr. Jules C. Stein (1896-1981), American physician, and businessman who founded Music Corporation of America
  • Philip Stein (b. 1919), American painter



  • 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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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.

This page was last modified on 1 July 2014 at 17:21.

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