Early Origins of the Steno family
The surname Steno was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Steno family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steno research.Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1552, 1455, 1487, 1331, 1413, 1400 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Steno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Steno Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Stannow, Stannoe, Stanno, Stano, Stannough, Steno, Stennow and many more.
Early Notables of the Steno family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Michele Steno (Michiel Sten) (1331-1413), a Venetian statesman who served as the 63rd Doge of Venice
from December 1400 until his death, he and a number of other young men were at one point were nearly executed by the government for covering the Doge Marino... Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Steno family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..