Steyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Steyer family

The surname Steyer was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Steyer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steyer research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1757, 1795, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Steyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Steyer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stieber, Stiebar, Steyber, Steybar, Steuber, Steubar, Stiebel, Stiebal and many more.

Early Notables of the Steyer family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Steyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Steyer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Tobias, Steyer Sr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1769 [1]
Steyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gustav Steyer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
  • Fritz Steyer, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Steyer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Franz Steyer, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]
  • Else Steyer, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Franz Steyer, aged 54, who immigrated to America, in 1907
  • Franz Steyer, aged 0, who landed in America from Mor, Hungary, in 1907
  • Elsa Steyer, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Steyer (post 1700) +

  • James "Jim" P. Steyer (b. 1956), American child advocate, civil rights attorney, professor and author
  • Thomas "Tom" Fahr Steyer (b. 1957), American asset manager, philanthropist and environmentalist development banker
  • Thomas F. Steyer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Wlodzimierz Steyer (1892-1957), Polish naval officer and a Counter Admiral of the Polish Navy


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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