Steades is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes 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
Early Origins of the Steades family
The surname Steades was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Steades family
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Steades Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Steades were recorded, including Stead, Steed and others.
Early Notables of the Steades family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Steades family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Steades family emigrate to North America: Thomas Stead who settled in Virginia in 1649; Elizabeth Stead settled in Nevis in 1660; another Elizabeth settled in New York State in 1774; Thomas Stead settled in Cape Fear N.C. in 1774.