Stepan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Stepan surname comes from the personal name Stefano, which is the Italian form of the Latin name Stephanus.

Early Origins of the Stepan family

The surname Stepan 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 Stepan family

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Stepan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Steffani, Stefano, Stefan, Stifano, Stevani, Stiévano, Stiévan, Schhivani, Stépan, Stéfanis, Stefanich, Stepanich and many more.

Early Notables of the Stepan family (pre 1700)

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United States Stepan migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stepan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Stepan, aged 18, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stepan (post 1700) +

  • Alfred C. Stepan (1936-2017), American political scientist
  • John B. Stepan, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 51st District, 1919-22 [2]
  • Ann Stepan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000 [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 on Facebook
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