Last name origins & meanings:
- German: metonymic occupational name for a seller of flints, or
topographic name for someone who lived near an outcrop of flint, from
Middle High German viur ‘fire’ + stein
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German
Feuer ‘fire’ + Stein ‘stone’, or an ornamental name from
the German Feuerstein ‘flint’.
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