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

Steinle Early Origins



The surname Steinle 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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Steinle Spelling Variations


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Steinle Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Steinle include Steiner, Steinert, Steinertz, Steinerth, Steinere, Stein, Steine and many more.

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Steinle Early History


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Steinle Early History



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

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Steinle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steinle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steinle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Steinle or a variant listed above:

Steinle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friederich Steinle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • John Philip Steinle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Steinle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christine Gesberts Steinle, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • Gottlieb Steinle, aged 31, landed in New York, NY in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steinle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steinle (post 1700)



  • Roland J. Steinle, American politician, Justice of Wisconsin State Supreme Court; Elected 1954

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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Steinle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steinle 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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