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7/24/2017, 4:11 AM LMS
6/26/2017, 8:33 PM TanorFaux

Name Levenstein
Type Surname (ornamental)
Other Forms FormsLevensthein
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, or perhaps an ornamental elaboration associated with the name Leyb; from Middle High German lewe ‘lion’, translating the Yiddish male personal name Leyb (see LOW) + German stein ‘stone’, ‘rock’. There may have been some confusion between the first element and the personal name LEVI (see LEVY).
Added 6/26/2017 by TanorFaux