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Steenson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, 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.

Early Origins of the Steenson family


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)

Early History of the Steenson family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Steenson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Steenson family to 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.

Migration of the Steenson family to the New World and Oceana


Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. 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, who settled in Charles Town South Carolina in 1767
  • Ann Steenson, aged 19, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [2]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)

Steenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Steenson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [2]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)

Steenson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Steenson who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Sesostris" departing 14th May 1847 from Londonderry, Ireland; the ship arrived on 24th June 1847 but he died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 96)

Steenson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Steenson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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

The Steenson 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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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)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 96)

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