Show ContentsStegman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Stegman 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 Stegman family

The surname Stegman 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 Stegman family played an important role during this period, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

Early History of the Stegman family

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Stegman 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 Stegman family (pre 1700)

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Stegman Ranking

In the United States, the name Stegman is the 15,990th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Stegman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stegman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elias Conrad Stegman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • Jacob Stegman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
Stegman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Damion Stegman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [2]
  • Adam Stegman, who arrived in Kansas in 1877 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stegman (post 1700) +

  • Maritta Martin Wolff Stegman (1918-2002), American author, recipient of the 1940 Avery Hopwood Award
  • Lewis R. Stegman (d. 1923), Colonel in the US Civil War, Chairman of the New York Monuments Commission
  • David William Stegman (b. 1954), American former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Louie Vandervoort Stegman, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920 [3]
  • Lewis R. Stegman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1879 [3]
  • Emily Stegman, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952 [3]
  • Trevor Robert Stegman (b. 1946), Australian former rugby union player

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from on Facebook