Steptwo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Steptwo. It was given to a person who "treads lightly" [1] or may refer "[to a person's] gait." [2]

Early Origins of the Steptwo family

The surname Steptwo 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. [1]

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. [1] One branch of the family was established in Middlesex as Anthony Steptoe immigrated to America from there in 1676.

Early History of the Steptwo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steptwo research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1753, 1788 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Steptwo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Steptwo Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Steptwo has appeared include Stepto, Steptoe, Steptow, Steptowe and others.

Early Notables of the Steptwo family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steptwo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Steptwo family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Steptwo arrived in North America very early: 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..



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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