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Type Surname (from location & from nickname)
Usage German

Meaning & History

Topographic name from a field name meaning literally "God's rock" derived from the elements got "god" and stein "stone". Possibly also a nickname for a devout Christian referring to Christ's designation of Saint Peter as the rock on which the church would be built (Matthew 118).
Added 5/7/2024 by Paradiso36