The origins of the Steune surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a stern person. The surname Steune is derived from the Old English word styrne,
which means severe, strict, uncompromising,
Early Origins of the Steune family
The surname Steune was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Grendon from early times.
Early History of the Steune family
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Steune Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Steune has been recorded under many different variations, including Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.
Early Notables of the Steune family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Steune family to Ireland
Some of the Steune family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Steune family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Steune or a variant listed above: Abigail and Mary Stearns settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Isaac Stearns, his wife Mary, his son and four daughters settled in Massachusetts in 1630.