Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Steggall is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the Cheshire
area, some say before the Norman invasion
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Steggall family
The surname Steggall was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where the family held a family seat
in early times. The earliest known bearer of the name was Reginald atte
Stighel, who was recorded in the Assize Rolls of 1227. The Steggall family branched to other counties at an early date, also appearing in Somerset
, where William de Stile and Osmund Atthe Stihele were living in 1229 and 1234 respectively, as well as in Sussex
, where William ate Stegel was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls
Early History of the Steggall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steggall research.Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1543, 1500, 1624, 1702, 1656 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Steggall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Steggall Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Steggall has been spelled many different ways, including Stiles, Styals, Styles, Style, Stoyle, Steggle, Steagall, Steggal and many more.
Early Notables of the Steggall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Steggall family to Ireland
Some of the Steggall family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Steggall family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Steggalls to arrive in North America:
Steggall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Steggall, who was naturalized in Michigan in 1882
Steggall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Robert M. Steggall, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
- Mary Ann Steggall, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862