Falkenstein Family History
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Falkenstein Name Meaning
German: habitational name from any of several places named Falkenstein, from Old High German falke ‘falcon’ + stein ‘stone’, ‘rock’, here indicating a medieval castle. This has been a common surname in Germany since the late 14th century. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name as in 1 or an ornamental name composed of German Falke ‘falcon’ + Stein ‘stone’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Falkenberg, Katzenstein, Hartenstein, Schoenstein, Hammerstein