Meaning and Origin of: Schein

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Middle High German schīn, German Schein ‘a shining’, ‘brightness’, hence a German nickname for someone with a radiant personality or possibly for someone living in a sunny location, or a Jewish ornamental name.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Schoen 2, from Yiddish sheyn, central Yiddish shayn.