The name Steggle first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the Cheshire
area, some say before the Norman invasion
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Steggle family
The surname Steggle 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 Steggle 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 Steggle family
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Steggle Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Steggle has appeared include Stiles, Styals, Styles, Style, Stoyle, Steggle, Steagall, Steggal and many more.
Early Notables of the Steggle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Steggle family to Ireland
Some of the Steggle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Steggle family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Steggle arrived in North America very early: 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.