The Swedish name Stenholm is generally thought to come from personal name Sten. The word "sten," means "stone;" so it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground, or perhaps an occupational name for someone who worked with stone.
Katherine Corne Stenholm (1917-2015), American film director and the founding director of Unusual Films
Cindy Stenholm, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 
Charles Walter Stenholm (b. 1938), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972, 1996, 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from Texas 17th District, 1979-; Defeated, 2004 
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