Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a man of mettle, or someone noted for his high spirits. In this case, this surname is derived from the Old English word steda, which means stud-horse or stallion.
Early Origins of the Steede family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Steede family
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Steede Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Stead, Steed and others.
Early Notables of the Steede family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Steede family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Steede were among those contributors:
Steede Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Historic Events for the Steede family
Steede Family Crest Products