Steptoo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Steptoo comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who "treads lightly"  or may refer "[to a person's] gait." 
Early Origins of the Steptoo family
The surname Steptoo was first found in various counties and shires throughout England. Early records of the name were very scarce yet one source claims that John Stepsoft who was listed in 1260 as a probable ancestor. 
Many years later, William Steptoe was listed in the Hearth Tax Returns for Oxfordshire in 1665 and in 1674, John Steptoe was listed in the Hearth Tax Rolls for Suffolk.  One branch of the family was established in Middlesex as Anthony Steptoe immigrated to America from there in 1676.
Early History of the Steptoo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steptoo research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1753, 1788 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Steptoo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Steptoo Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Steptoo has undergone many spelling variations, including Stepto, Steptoe, Steptow, Steptowe and others.
Early Notables of the Steptoo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Steptoo family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Steptoo were among those contributors: 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..
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)