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Stedman Early Origins



The surname Stedman 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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Stedman Spelling Variations


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Stedman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Stedman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Stedman include: Stedman, Steadman and others.

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Stedman Early History


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Stedman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stedman 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 Stedman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stedman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stedman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stedman 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stedman or a variant listed above:

Stedman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathaniel Stedman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Elizabeth and Isaac Stedman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Elizabeth Stedman, aged 26, landed in America in 1635
  • Isaac Stedman, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Isack Stedman, aged 1, landed in New England in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stedman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Stedman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Charles Stedman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Stedman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F A P Stedman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849
  • D P Stedman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Stedman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nathaniel Stedman, who landed in Canada in 1816
  • William Stedman, who landed in Canada in 1816
  • John Stedman, who landed in Canada in 1832

Stedman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Stedman, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Stedman Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • Herbert Stedman, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stedman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stedman (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Clementine Stedman (1810-1889), American writer
  • Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908), American poet, critic, and essayist
  • Jean André Stedman, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Stephen J Stedman Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
  • Richard C Stedman Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology at Pennsylvania State University
  • Ivan Cuthbert Stedman (1895-1979), Australian Olympic swimmer
  • Dr. Alfred Stedman, Canadian Surgeon

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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



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. 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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Stedman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stedman 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.

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