Steagall is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in the Cheshire
area, some say before the Norman invasion
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Steagall family
The surname Steagall was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where the family held a family seat
in early times. The earliest known bearer of the name was Reginald atte
Stighel, who was recorded in the Assize Rolls of 1227. The Steagall family branched to other counties at an early date, also appearing in Somerset
, where William de Stile and Osmund Atthe Stihele were living in 1229 and 1234 respectively, as well as in Sussex
, where William ate Stegel was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls
Early History of the Steagall family
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Steagall Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Steagall has been recorded under many different variations, including Stiles, Styals, Styles, Style, Stoyle, Steggle, Steagall, Steggal and many more.
Early Notables of the Steagall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Steagall family to Ireland
Some of the Steagall family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Steagall family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Steagall or a variant listed above: Francis Stiles, who settled in New England
in 1630; Joan Stiles, who immigrated to Boston in 1635; Nathaniell Stiles, who came to Virginia in 1639; as did Elizabeth Stiles in 1721.
Contemporary Notables of the name Steagall (post 1700)
- Jack Steagall, American meteorologist, South Pole Station winter party, 1961, eponym of the Steagall Glacier, Antarctica
- Russell "Red" Steagall (b. 1938), American television and radio personality, honorary member of the Cowboy Artists of America, 2006 Poet Laureate of the State of Texas
- Scotty Steagall (1929-2001), American basketball player, NAIA Tournament MVP (1951), Small College national scoring champion (1951)
- Henry Bascom Steagall (1873-1943), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama (1915-1943), co-eponym of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1932 and eponym of the Steagall Amendment of 1941
- William Collinsworth Steagall, American politician, Member of Alabama State Senate
- Henry Bascom Steagall (1873-1943), American Democrat politicianDelegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908 (alternate), 1912