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The long and noble heritage behind the name of Steinert 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 Steinert 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 Steinert 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.

Steinert Early Origins



The surname Steinert 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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Steinert Spelling Variations


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Steinert 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 Steinert include Steiner, Steinert, Steinertz, Steinerth, Steinere, Stein, Steine and many more.

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Steinert Early History


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Steinert Early History



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

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Steinert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steinert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steinert 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 Steinert or a variant listed above:

Steinert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Nickel and Johann Lutwig Steinert arrived in Philadelphia in 1741
  • John Nicklas Steinert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Georg Christoph Steinert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Tobias Steinert, who arrived in Long Island in 1780

Steinert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick William Steinert, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Felix Steinert, aged 19, landed in New York, NY in 1854
  • John N Steinert, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steinert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steinert (post 1700)



  • Ruth Steinert, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1944
  • Fred Steinert, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • Albert E. Steinert, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1912; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1912

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Steinert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steinert 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 17 November 2015 at 10:13.

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