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The surname Steger is a local surname; to be more precise, it is a topographic name, derived from a physical feature of the local geography. The specific derivation of the name Steger is from the word "steig," which means "narrow, steep path." This makes sense considering that the family name originated in the Alps in Switzerland.

Steger Early Origins



The surname Steger was first found in the ancient city and canton of Berne, Switzerland, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which significantly affected the early development of Europe. The name, which held the baronial title since 1553, became prominent in local affairs. They branched into many houses which played important roles in the regional conflicts, each political group striving to maintain power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Steger Spelling Variations


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Steger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Steiger, Steigere, Stiger, Steigel, Steig, Steigler, Steigner, Staiger, Staig and many more.

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Steger Early History


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Steger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steger research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1714 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Steger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steger Notables 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:

Steger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jerg Steger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Henrich Steger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johannes Steger, who arrived in Long Island in 1781
  • Johnes Steger, who landed in Long Island in 1781
  • Johann Steger, who arrived in America in 1783

Steger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wolfgang Steger, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1844
  • Joh Steger, who landed in Missouri in 1844
  • Georg Steger, who landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • Charles Steger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steger (post 1700)



  • Herbert F. Steger (1902-1968), American football player, coach and official
  • Charles W. Steger Ph.D. (b. 1947), American academic, current president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia
  • Michael Mateus Steger (b. 1980), American film and television actor
  • William "Bill" Merritt Steger (1920-2006), American judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • William M. Steger, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1952; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1953-59
  • Joseph T. Steger, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Dunkirk, New York, 1960-69
  • Jill Steger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 2000
  • Christian Talbot Steger, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Rome, 1921; U.S. Consul in Corinto, 1926-30; Malmo, 1930; Beirut, 1932-38; Jerusalem, 1943
  • Christian Steger (b. 1967), Italian skeleton racer at the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Jason Steger, English-born, Australian journalist, a regular commentator on ABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Steger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steger 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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