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Multiple Origins for the Surname Steenson


Scottish


The ancestors of the Steenson family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from Steven, and means son of Steven, a variant of Stephen, which meant crown or garland.

Steenson Early Origins



The surname Steenson was first found in Northumberland, where they were established since the early Middle Ages at Knaresdale Hall, and at Newcastle on Tyne. By 1150, they had moved north to Scotland in the parish of Newlands in Peebles (now part of the Strathclyde and Border regions), where Stevene Stevenson swore an oath of allegiance (recorded on the Ragman Rolls) to King Edward I of England during the latter's brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. Another early Scottish record of this surname dates back to 1372, when one Nichol fiz ('son of') Steven, chaplain of Scotland, was given a license to take shipping at London or Dovorre. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Steenson Spelling Variations


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Steenson Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Steenson include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Stevenson, Stephenson, Stephinson, Stevenston, Steenson, Stenson, Steinson, Stinson, Stephenton, Stynson, Stevensint, Stevensynd, Stevensent, Stympson, Stevensend, Stevensant, Steanson, Stevensyn, Stephenston, Stephensyn, Stevinson, Stevensan, Stevensind, Stevensane, Stimpson and many more.

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Steenson Early History


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Steenson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steenson research. Another 417 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1454, 1477, 1505, 1479, 1548, 1580, 1594, 1455, 1455, 1781, 1848 and are included under the topic Early Steenson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steenson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steenson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Steenson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steenson In Ireland


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Steenson In Ireland



Some of the Steenson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Steenson or a variant listed above:

Steenson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Steenson, who arrived at Charles Town South Carolina in 1767
  • John Steenson settled in Charles Town South Carolina in 1767
  • Ann Steenson, aged 19, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Steenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Steenson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

Steenson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Steenson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elenor Steenson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steenson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steenson (post 1700)



  • The Right Reverend Monsignor Jeffrey Neil Steenson P.A. (b. 1952), American Roman Catholic Ordinary of a Personal Ordinariate for former Anglicans
  • Gerard Steenson (1957-1987), Irish Republican paramilitary activist
  • Gareth Steenson (b. 1984), Northern Irish rugby union player for the Exeter Chiefs

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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: Coelum non solum
Motto Translation: Heaven not earth


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  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 Steenson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steenson 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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