Stegmaier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Stegmaier lie in the former duchy of Swabia, where the name is believed to have first emerged. The name is derived from the Old High German word "steg," meaning "footpath" or "footbridge." It is likely that the name was originally borne by someone living near a narrow pathway or a small bridge.

Early Origins of the Stegmaier family

The surname Stegmaier was first found in the duchy of Swabia, where it is believed to have first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Walther Stagemann, who was living in the village of Gollsdorf in 1280. The young Stegmaier family played an important role during this period, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

Early History of the Stegmaier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stegmaier research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1287, 1444, 1780, 1788, 1813, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Stegmaier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stegmaier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stegmann, Steggmann, Stegman, Steggman, Stegeman, Stegemann, Stegelmann, Stegmaier, Stegmüller, Stegmueller, Steggeman and many more.

Early Notables of the Stegmaier family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stegmaier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stegmaier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stegmaier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wilh Stegmaier, who landed in America in 1807 [1]
  • Sophie Stegmaier, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • Gottlob Stegmaier, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1880 [1]
Stegmaier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gottlieb Stegmaier, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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