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Steedman Early Origins



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.

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Steedman Spelling Variations


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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.

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Steedman Early History


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Steedman Early History



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

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Steedman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steedman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



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
  • James Steedman, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1800

Steedman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Steedman, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • William Steedman, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850

Steedman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steedman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steedman (post 1700)



  • James Blair Steedman (1817-1883), American soldier, printer, and politician
  • 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 ling Uist and cognitive scientist
  • Ian Steedman (b. 1941), British professor of economics in Manchester, England
  • Henry Steedman (1866-1953), Scottish-born Australian botanist
  • Bertha Steedman (1865-1945), British tennis player, nine time All- England doubles champion
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Alasdair McKay Sinclair Steedman GCB, CBE, DFC (1922-1992), British senior commander in the Royal Air Force

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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



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Steedman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steedman 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 2 April 2015 at 08:40.

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