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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 setted in New York City in 1709
  • Niclaus Steiger, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Nicolaus Steiger, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Stephan Steiger, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Stephen Steiger, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Steiger, who setted in New York in 1832
  • Adam Steiger, who landed in North America in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Conrad Steiger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Steiger, who arrived in Indiana in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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)



  • William Albert Steiger (1938-1978), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1961-65; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1967-78
  • Sam Steiger (b. 1929), American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State Senate, 1961-64; U.S. Representative from Arizona 3rd District, 1967-77; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1976
  • John A. Steiger, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948
  • Janet D. Steiger (1939-2004), American Republican politician, Member, Federal Trade Commission, 1989-97; Chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1989-95
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • ... (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



  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)

Other References

  1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  11. ...

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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