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Type Surname (from location & ornamental)
Usage German, Jewish
Other Forms FormsWaldstein

Meaning & History

Variant of Waldstein a habitational name from Wallenstein (originally Waldenstein "forest rock" Czech Valdštejn) in Bohemia. This is the name of a dynasty of Czech counts the most famous of whom Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein (1583–1634) was the leader of the Habsburg forces that defeated the Protestants in Bohemia during the Thirty Years War.
Added 12/14/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 12/14/2023 by Paradiso36