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Name Wittgenstein
Type Surname (from location)
Usage German, Jewish
Pronounced Pron. VIT-gən-SHTIEN(German)
Other Forms FormsWitgenstein, Wittgensteiner
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Denoted one who came from the Wittgenstein castle in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, derived from Old High German witt meaning "white" and stein meaning "stone". A notable bearer was the Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951).
Added 8/23/2022 by General9696