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The surname Steigerwalt is of toponymic origin derived from the Steigerwald mountain range in what was once called Franconia. Toponymic names usually indicated someone who had come from another region to settle, in this case the bearer probably would have hailed from the Steigerwald Mountains. The name of these mountains is derived from the Old and Middle High German "stic" meaning "climbing (path)" or the Old High German "stigan" meaning "to climb" and "wald" meaning "forest." Thus, Steigerwald can be translated literally as "climbing forest."

Steigerwalt Early Origins



The surname Steigerwalt was first found in Franconia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape European history. The name would emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The earliest record of this surname dates back to the 14th century, when Gotfried Staygerwalt was recorded as residing in Nuremberg in 1315.

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Steigerwalt Spelling Variations


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Steigerwalt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Steigerwalt, Steigerwald, Steigewalt and others.

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Steigerwalt Early History


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Steigerwalt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steigerwalt research. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1702 and 1778 are included under the topic Early Steigerwalt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steigerwalt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steigerwalt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steigerwalt 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:

Steigerwalt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Peter Steigerwalt, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johann Petter Steigerwalt, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Johannes Steigerwalt, who setted in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Peter Steigerwalt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [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)
  • Johannes Steigerwalt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [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.)

Steigerwalt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederich Steigerwalt, who setted in Missouri in 1849
  • Frederich Steigerwalt, aged 26, who arrived in Missouri in 1849 [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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steigerwalt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steigerwalt (post 1700)



  • Wardell F. Steigerwalt, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1972

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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. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania 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. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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The Steigerwalt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steigerwalt 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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