Stegeman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Stegeman lie in the former duchy of Swabia, where the name is believed to have first emerged. The name is derived from the Old High German word "steg," meaning "footpath" or "footbridge." It is likely that the name was originally borne by someone living near a narrow pathway or a small bridge.

Early Origins of the Stegeman family

The surname Stegeman was first found in the duchy of Swabia, where it is believed to have first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Walther Stagemann, who was living in the village of Gollsdorf in 1280. The young Stegeman family played an important role during this period, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

Early History of the Stegeman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stegeman research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1287, 1444, 1780, 1788, 1813, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Stegeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stegeman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stegmann, Steggmann, Stegman, Steggman, Stegeman, Stegemann, Stegelmann, Stegmaier, Stegmüller, Stegmueller, Steggeman and many more.

Early Notables of the Stegeman family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stegeman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stegeman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stegeman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Albert Stegeman, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846 [1]
  • Fennigje Stegeman, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1846 [1]
  • Gerrit Jan Stegeman, aged 14, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846 [1]
  • Hendrikje Stegeman, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1846 [1]
  • Hendrikje Dunnewind Stegeman, aged 52, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Stegeman (post 1700) +

  • Herman James Stegeman (1891-1939), American college football player and coach, eponym of Stegeman Coliseum
  • John D. Stegeman, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1900, 1903 [2]
  • Frank B. Stegeman, American politician, Mayor of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 1950-61 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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