Steller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Steller family

The surname Steller was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000. Dante and Petrarch studied there. Tisso was tried there for 1564 for writing satirical poems. Bologna naturally, is famous for its sausages. But many noted scholars were born there. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

Early History of the Steller family

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Steller Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stella, Stelli, Stellini, Stellino, Stellin, Stelloni, Stellon, Stellacci, Stellano, Stellari, Stellati and many more.

Early Notables of the Steller family (pre 1700)

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Steller Ranking

In the United States, the name Steller is the 17,969th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Steller migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Leonhart Steller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Job Ludwig Steller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • Henrich Steller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
  • Johan Peter Steller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [2]
Steller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Albertine Steller, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Franziska Steller, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • John Steller, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Steller (post 1700) +

  • Hermann Steller (b. 1957), German head of the Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology at The Rockefeller University, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Warren E. Steller (1897-1974), American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach, eponym of the Warren E. Steller Field Baseball Field at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio
  • John Steller, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Woloczysk, 1884 [3]
  • Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746), German botanist, zoologist, physician and explorer

Bismarck
  • Günter Steller (1917-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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