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The earliest origins of the family name Steed date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to 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.

Steed Early Origins



The surname Steed was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Steed Spelling Variations


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Steed Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Steed include Stead, Steed and others.

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Steed Early History


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Steed Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steed research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1588, 1417, 1581, 1619, 1796, 1701 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Steed History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steed Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steed Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steed 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Steed Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Steed, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • John Steed settled in Virginia in 1650
  • David Steed, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Rich Steed, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • John Steed, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Steed Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Steed settled in Maryland in 1774

Steed Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Steed, aged 30, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • Thomas Steed, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

Steed Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Steed, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steed (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steed (post 1700)



  • Thomas Webster Steed (1904-1973), U.S. military officer in the United States Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, and Air Force, recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Army Commendation Medal (3) and Air Medal (7)
  • Ryan Justin Steed (b. 1990), American NFL football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints
  • Tim Steed (b. 1957), American comedian, author, screenwriter, songwriter, and keynote speaker
  • Joel Steed (b. 1969), former American football nose tackle
  • Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Steed (1904-1983), American military veteran, newspaper editor and Democratic politician
  • Marcus Harvey Steed (b. 1975), English cricketer
  • Maggie Steed (b. 1946), English actress and comedienne
  • Raymond Victor Steed (1928-1943), second youngest British services recruit to die during the Second World War
  • Henry Wickham Steed (1871-1956), British journalist and historian
  • Trent Steed (b. 1977), Australian bronze medalist swimmer at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Steed Historic Events


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Steed Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Philip William Steed (1922-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Mortdale, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. 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.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Steed Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steed 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 20 September 2016 at 23:34.

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