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> Surname meaning of Steiner:
> 1. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone
> who worked with stone: a quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason; an
> agent derivative of Stein.
> 2. Topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground or near a
> prominent outcrop of rock."
Thanks for this. 'Tis what I always thought but I've never really known
for sure. My dictionary does list Steiner-Jacob and Rudolf but not a