Holstein Name Meaning

German: regional name from the province of Holstein, long disputed between Germany and Denmark. This gets its name from holsten, the dative plural, originally used after a preposition, of holst, from Middle Low German holt-sate ‘dweller in the woods’ (from Middle Low German holt ‘wood’ + sate, sete ‘tenant’). The final syllable has been erroneously altered by analogy with North German Steen ‘stone’, which in South German and standard German has the form Stein.

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List of People with Surname Holstein

According to our database, there are a total of 1,698 people with the surname Holstein. Among these people surnamed Holstein, there are about 388 distinct names, with an average of 4 people who have the same name. James Holstein, John Holstein and Robert Holstein are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Holstein, with 34, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that West Virginia has the largest number of people surnamed Holstein, with a total of 312 people, and there are a total of 177 distinct names among these people. Ohio is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Holstein, with a total of 181 people and an average of 125 distinct names.