Steigner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Steigner family

The surname Steigner 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.

Early History of the Steigner family

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Steigner Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Steigner family (pre 1700)

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United States Steigner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steigner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Bernhart Steigner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Jakob Steigner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1744
  • Jakob Steigner, who landed in America in 1744 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Steigner (post 1700) +

  • Rudolph De Steigner, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Athens County, 1873 [2]

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Rudolph Steigner. Retrieved from on Facebook