× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017


The surname Steig is a local surname; to be more precise, it is a topographic name, derived from a physical feature of the local geography. The specific derivation of the name Steig is from the word "steig," which means "narrow, steep path." This makes sense considering that the family name originated in the Alps in Switzerland.

Steig Early Origins



The surname Steig was first found in the ancient city and canton of Berne, Switzerland, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which significantly affected the early development of Europe. The name, which held the baronial title since 1553, became prominent in local affairs. They branched into many houses which played important roles in the regional conflicts, each political group striving to maintain power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Close

Steig Spelling Variations


Expand

Steig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Steiger, Steigere, Stiger, Steigel, Steig, Steigler, Steigner, Staiger, Staig and many more.

Close

Steig Early History


Expand

Steig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steig research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1714 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Steig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Steig Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Steig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Stephan Steiger and Niclaus Steiger, who came to New York City in 1709. Gerog Steiger came to Philadelphia in 1734; Hans Bernhart Steigner arrived in 1738.

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Steig (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Steig (post 1700)



  • Max Steig, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952

Close

Steig Family Crest Products


Expand

Steig Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The Steig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steig 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 21 October 2015 at 11:39.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest