When Verne Daniel Stein was born on 7 April 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Edward Daniel-Ebert, was 19 and his mother, Florence Pearl Clift, was 19. He married Luella Emma Price on 5 June 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died in August 1984, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German stein, German Stein ‘rock’, hence a topographic name either for someone who lived on stony ground or for someone who lived by a notable outcrop of rock or by a stone boundary marker or monument. It could also be a metonymic occupational name for a mason or stonecutter, or, among Jews, an artificial name. This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe, e.g. in Czechia, where it is also spelled Štein, and in Poland.
Dutch: from a shortened form of the personal name Augustijn (see Austin ) or a habitational name from any of the Dutch places called Stein.
Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten or more farmsteads, notably in southeastern Norway, from Old Norse steinn ‘stone’, most often named from a big rock on the farm.