My mother's maiden name is Vorsteg, but I couldn't find any information about it anywhere. I thought maybe it could be an anglicized version of the Hungarian Vastag, as it was the most similar thing I could find. As for ethnic background not already concerning the name I suggested, I don't know much about my mother's side, only that her own mother was strictly Italian. I will try and get more info about my grandfather's background later. Thoughts?

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The first bearer of this name to arrive in the US was Herman Bernard Vorsteg from Germany (see tinyurl.com/gm2wh4q, tinyurl.com/z88gduq). I don't know what the name refers to beyond the fact that vor means 'in front of' and Steg means 'path' or 'footbridge'.
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