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Steer Early Origins



The surname Steer was first found in Surrey where Styr was a Lord at the Court of Ethelred the II mentioned in Royal Letters Patent and also mentioned in King Hardicanute's reign. Styr was recorded as the ancestor of Steer, the word "Styr" was an Anglo-Saxon word for "battle" and not to be confused with steer, the animal. Steart, also called Stert, is a small village in Somerset, England. Geoffrey Ster was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Worcestershire in 1209 and later, Robert le Steer was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus Stere and Johannes Stere as residing there and holding lands at that time. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"The Steers or Steeres were a Newdegate family of gentry of the 17th and 18th centuries; and one of the members was rector of Newdegate from 1610 to 1660. The Steeres of Wootton parish in the 17th century were evidently connected with them, and a hundred years ago, Lee Steere, Esq., of Jayes, Wootton, owned property in Newdegate." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

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Steer Spelling Variations


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Steer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Steer, Steere, Stear, Steare, Steerrs and others.

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Steer Early History


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Steer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steer research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1750, 1675, 1649, 1689, 1860, 1772, 1643, 1721, 1672, 1750, 1620, 1628, 1628 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Steer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Richard Steere (1643-1721), English-born immigrant to America from Chertsey, Surrey who became a colonial American merchant and poet; and Thomas Steers...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steer In Ireland


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Steer In Ireland



Some of the Steer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 96 words (7 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Steer, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Ruth, Steer Jr., who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734-1735
  • John Steer settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Conrad Steer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Christian Steer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Steer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and Mary Steer settled in New York in 1820
  • William Steer settled in New Haven, Conn. in 1822
  • George Steer, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • T F Steer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

Steer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Steer, aged 44, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • Sarah Steer, aged 42, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • James Steer, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • Mary Steer, aged 20, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • Richard Steer, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Steer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Steer, aged 45, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Alice Steer, aged 45, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Louisa J. Steer, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • John C. Steer, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Amelia Steer, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steer (post 1700)



  • William F. Steer, American politician, Representative from New York 20th District, 1892
  • George Steer Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904
  • Dugald Steer (b. 1965), English children's writer
  • William Geoffrey "Bill" Steer (b. 1969), English guitar player, and a founder of British Metal band Carcass
  • Serafina Steer (b. 1982), English harpist, pianist, singer, and songwriter
  • Philip Wilson Steer OM (1860-1942), British painter of landscape and portraits
  • Ricardo Steer (b. 1982), Colombian professional footballer
  • Irene Steer (1889-1947), Welsh Olympic freestyle swimmer
  • George Steer (1909-1944), British journalist, author and war correspondent

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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: Tu ne cede me
Motto Translation: Yield thou not to me


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. 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.
  11. ...

The Steer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steer 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 31 August 2016 at 12:38.

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