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Steedman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Steedman family


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

Early History of the Steedman family


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Steedman Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Steedman family name include Stedman, Steadman and others.

Early Notables of the Steedman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Steedman family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Steedman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Steedman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Steedman, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1800 [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)
  • James Steedman, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1800 [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)

Steedman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Steedman, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The AGINCOURT 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Agincourt.htm
  • William Steedman, aged 28, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The AGINCOURT 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Agincourt.htm

Steedman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Steedman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • Elizabeth Steedman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • James Steedman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Steedman (post 1700)


  • James Blair Steedman (1817-1883), American soldier, printer, and politician
  • James B. Steedman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860
  • Mrs. Charles J. Steedman, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Rhode Island, 1924
  • Anthony "Tony" Steedman (1927-2001), British actor, best known for his role as Socrates in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Shirley Steedman (b. 1950), British actor, best known role is Monica in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
  • Peter Steedman (b. 1943), Australia politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Casey (1983-1984)
  • Neville Steedman, Irish soccer player during the 1980s
  • Mark Steedman FBA, FRSE (b. 1946), British computational linguist and cognitive scientist
  • Ian Steedman (b. 1941), British professor of economics in Manchester, England
  • Henry Steedman (1866-1953), Scottish-born Australian botanist
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The Steedman 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


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The AGINCOURT 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Agincourt.htm

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