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The surname Steiger 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 Steiger is from the word "steig," which means "narrow, steep path." This makes sense considering that the family name originated in the Alps in Switzerland.

Steiger Early Origins



The surname Steiger 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.

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Steiger Spelling Variations


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Steiger Spelling Variations



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

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Steiger Early History


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Steiger Early History



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

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Steiger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steiger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steiger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephan Steiger and Niclaus Steiger, who came to New York City in 1709
  • Niclaus Steiger, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Nicolaus Steiger, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Stephan Steiger, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Stephen Steiger, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Steiger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ Steiger, who arrived in America in 1807
  • John Steiger came to New York in 1832
  • Adam Steiger, who landed in North America in 1836
  • John Conrad Steiger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • George Steiger, who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steiger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steiger (post 1700)



  • Joel Steiger (b. 1942), American television producer, writer, and director
  • Paul Steiger (b. 1942), American managing editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1991 until 2007
  • Ernst Steiger (1832-1917), German-American bibliographer
  • Rand Steiger (b. 1957), American composer and conductor
  • William Albert "Bill" Steiger (1938-1978), American member of the United States House of Representatives from 1967 to 1978
  • Brad Steiger (b. 1936), American author who has written or co-written over 170 books
  • Frank Henry Steiger, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at El Dorado, Kansas, 1943-56 (acting, 1943-45)
  • Don Steiger, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1960
  • Carl Steiger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (alternate)
  • Herbert O. Steiger, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1964, 1966 (primary); Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1974
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Steiger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steiger 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.

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