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Type Surname (from location)
Usage German, Jewish
Other Forms FormsAinstein

Meaning & History

From German ein meaning “one” and stein meaning “stone”; also a habitational name from any of the various locations from Middle High German einsteinen meaning “to enclose or surround with stone”. A famous bearer was Albert Einstein (1879–1955), a German theoretical physicist.
Added 11/21/2014 by Nell<3
Edited 12/3/2017 by HL