First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Steyn, Stine, Styne, Steiner, Steen, Steinbeck, Steinberg, Steinmetz, Stein
Last name origins & meanings:
- Americanized form of German Steinweg, a topographic name for
someone living at a stone (not dirt) road, from Middle High German
stein ‘stone’ + weg ‘path’.
- The well-known firm of piano makers called Steinway was founded by
Heinrich Steinweg (1797–1871) in Brunswick, Germany, in 1835. He was
born in Wolfshagen, Germany, and in 1851 moved with his three sons to
NY, changing his name to Steinway. The firm expanded with new designs by Christian Steinway (1825–89) and remained in family ownership until 1972.
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