the name is Gasteiger! no other variant.
name-orgin about Gasteig
in middle-high-german gahstic
= sudden increase.
Anstieg/ Steig = mountain path/ trail:
A riser/mountain path (Low German: Stieg) referred originally a narrow way over hills and mountains that can not be navigated by vehicles. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steighttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailhttps://www.google.at/search?q=Steig&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&a...
ask at Country-Archive in Innsbruck, where they have mircrofilmed:http://www.tirol.gv.at/themen/kultur/landesarchiv/
churchbooks for Matrei am Brenner since 1591!
so there must be in any case to find info about his parents in the roman.cath. churchbooks at his baptism-entry.
parishchurch Matrei am Brenner:http://www.dioezese-innsbruck.at/index.php?portal=7754&i...