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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 came to Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Peter Steigerwalt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Steigerwalt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (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 came to Missouri in 1849
  • Frederich Steigerwalt, aged 26, arrived in Missouri in 1849

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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



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. 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).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. 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).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 31 January 2016 at 20:21.

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