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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 of England, in 1066.

Steggall Early Origins



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 of 1296.

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Steggall Spelling Variations


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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.

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Steggall Early History


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Steggall Early History



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.

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Steggall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steggall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steggall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steggall In Ireland


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Steggall In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • Mary Ann Steggall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. 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).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Steggall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steggall 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 4 September 2013 at 14:16.

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