The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Steunes family have grown. The name Steunes was given to a member of the family who was a stern person. The surname Steunes is derived from the Old English word styrne,
which means severe, strict, uncompromising,
Early Origins of the Steunes family
The surname Steunes 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 Steunes family
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Steunes Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Steunes family name include Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.
Early Notables of the Steunes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Steunes family to Ireland
Some of the Steunes family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Steunes family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Steunes surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.