Stenholm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.


United States Stenholm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stenholm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johan Erik Stenholm, aged 33, who arrived in New York in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stenholm (post 1700) +

  • 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 [2]
  • 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 [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 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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