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Steers Early Origins



The surname Steers 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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Steers Spelling Variations


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Steers Spelling Variations



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

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Steers Early History


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Steers Early History



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

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Steers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steers 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 Steers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steers In Ireland


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Steers In Ireland



Some of the Steers 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:

Steers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Steers settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Robert Steers, who landed in Virginia in 1637

Steers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Steers, who arrived in America in 1795
  • Daniel Coxall Steers, aged 46, landed in New York in 1799

Steers Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Steers, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Steers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Steers arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • Elizabeth Steers arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • Mary Ann Steers arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • William Steers, English Convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Steers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Steers, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steers (post 1700)



  • George Steers (1815-1856), American designer of yachts, best known for the famous racing yacht America
  • William D. Steers (b. 1955), American urologist, Chair of the Department of Urology at the School of Medicine of the University of Virginia
  • Thomas S. Steers (1804-1884), American law enforcement officer, Police Captain of the New York City Police Department
  • Larry Steers (1888-1951), American film actor who appeared in 426 films between 1917 and 1951
  • Henry Steers (1832-1903), American son of James Rich Steers
  • Henry Steers (1779-1852), born Henry Steer, an English-born, American shipbuilder, father of James Rich Steers, progenitor of the immigrant Steers family in America
  • James Rich Steers (1808-1896), English-born, American yacht builder and politician, he and his brother formed the firm George & James R. Steers
  • Edward Steers Jr., American historian specializing in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
  • Burr Gore Steers (b. 1965), American actor, screenwriter, and director, known for his work on Igby Goes Down (2002) and 17 Again (2009), nephew of writer Gore Vidal
  • Hugh Auchincloss Steers (1962-1995), American figurative painter who died of AIDS at the age of 32, brother to Burr Steers, son of Newton Steers
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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.
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Steers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steers 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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