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Steed History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Steed family


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

Early History of the Steed family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Steed family (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.

Migration of the Steed family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Steed, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • David Steed, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Rich Steed, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Steed, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Steed Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Steed, aged 30, who landed in Missouri in 1841 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Steed, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Steed Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Steed, aged 25, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.

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
  • R. Dennis Steed, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 5th District, 1913-16
  • Michael Steed, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Maryland, 2004-08; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2004, 2008 (member, Credentials Committee)
  • Mary C. Steed, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 2008
  • George H. Steed, American politician, Mayor of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1952-53
  • Frank Steed, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Steed family



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 and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  3. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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