The name ‘Goldstein’ originates from England and Germany. It means ‘Goldstone’, It is derived from the name ‘Gold’ in itself derived from a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold (from the Old English, Old High German word ‘gold’) meaning a refiner. Jeweller, or glider. It is also derived from the English and German nickname for someone with bright yellow hair, with refrence to the colour of the metal. Also a derivative from the Old English personal name ‘Golda’ (or the femenine ‘Golde’) which persisted into the Middle Ages as a given name. The name was in part a byname from gold, and in part a short form of the various names eith this first element. In the United States it is often a shortened form of any of the Variant´s: ‘Goold’, ‘Gould’, ‘Goldman’, ‘Gilder’, ‘Goldner’, ‘Gollner’, ‘Geldner’, ‘Gellner’, ‘Go(o)lden’, ‘Goulden’, ‘Goldner’, ‘Goldman’, ‘Gold(en)stein’, ‘Goldschein’. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm tha…
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