Hammerstein Family History
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Hammerstein Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places called Hammerstein, from Old High German hamar ‘rock’, ‘crag’ + stein ‘stone’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Hammer ‘hammer’ + Stein ‘stone’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press