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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Steggalls surname lived in the Cheshire area, some say before the Norman invasion of England, in 1066.

Steggalls Early Origins



The surname Steggalls 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 Steggalls 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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Steggalls Spelling Variations


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Steggalls Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Steggalls are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Steggalls include: Stiles, Styals, Styles, Style, Stoyle, Steggle, Steagall, Steggal and many more.

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Steggalls Early History


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Steggalls Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steggalls research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1543, 1500, 1624, 1702, 1656 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Steggalls History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steggalls Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steggalls Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Steggalls In Ireland


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Steggalls In Ireland



Some of the Steggalls 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Steggalls or a variant listed above: Francis Stiles, who settled in New England in 1630; Joan Stiles, who immigrated to Boston in 1635; Nathaniell Stiles, who came to Virginia in 1639; as did Elizabeth Stiles in 1721.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

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