The ancient roots of the Stettner family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. The Stettner surname, was a local
name, for someone who lived in Nuremburg, where the family acquired vast feudal
estates and lived in an elegant manor.
Early Origins of the Stettner family
The surname Stettner was first found in Nuremburg, where the name Stettner was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Stettner family
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Stettner Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Stettner include Stettner, Stetner, Stettnen, Stettiner, Stettnel, Stettnle, Stettler, Stettina, Stetter, Stettnere, Stetter and many more.
Early Notables of the Stettner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stettner family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Stettner surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Stettner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Stettner, who arrived in New York City in 1754
- John Stettner, who landed in New York, NY in 1754 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Stettner (post 1700)
- Edward Stettner Ph.D., American Associate Dean of the College at Wellesley from 1977 to 1986, and Dean of the Faculty from 1986 to 1988
- Armando P. Stettner, American computer engineer and architect, known for his Unix development and for building the VAX version of UNIX, Ultrix while at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
- Patrick Stettner, American award winning film director, best known for his work on The Night Listener (2006), The Business of Strangers (2001) and Flux (1996)
- Louis Stettner (b. 1922), American noted photographer, best known for his streetscapes, portraits and architectural images of New York and Paris
- Dirk Stettner (b. 1969), German entrepreneur and politician, Member of the Berlin Parliament for Pankow (2011-)