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Type Surname (from location, from occupation & ornamental)
Usage German, Jewish
Pronounced Pron. SHTIEN(German)
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Meaning & History

From Old High German stein meaning "stone". It might indicate the original bearer lived near a prominent stone or worked as a stonecutter. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesStone(English) Steen(Low German)

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