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Steadman Early Origins



The surname Steadman was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times, where they were Lords of the manor.

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Steadman Spelling Variations


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Steadman Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Steadman include Stedman, Steadman and others.

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Steadman Early History


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Steadman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steadman research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1321, 1621, 1640, 1713, 1668 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Steadman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steadman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steadman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steadman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Steadman or a variant listed above:

Steadman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Steadman who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1686

Steadman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Steadman settled in Virginia in 1741
  • Ann and James Steadman settled in Maryland in 1742

Steadman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Steadman, who landed in New York in 1822

Steadman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Steadman landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843 aboard the ship Mandarin

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steadman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steadman (post 1700)



  • Jack W. Steadman (1928-2015), American football executive, Chairman, Vice President, President and General Manager of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs
  • David William Steadman, American curator of ornithology at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida
  • Alison Steadman OBE (b. 1946), award-winning English actress
  • Ralph Iris Steadman (b. 1936), British cartoonist & illustrator
  • Simon Steadman, British vocalist and frontman of the band Steadman
  • Robert Steadman (b. 1965), British composer of classical music

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cuncta mea mecum
Motto Translation: My all is with me.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Steadman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steadman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 December 2016 at 21:21.

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