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Steyn Early Origins



The surname Steyn was first found in Holland, 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. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Steyn Spelling Variations


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Steyn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Steen, Steene, Steenes, Steens, Sten, Stene, Stenes, Stens, Steenz, Steenez, Stein, Stien, van Steen, van der Steen, Steyn and many more.

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Steyn Early History


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Steyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steyn research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1626, 1679, 1816, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Steyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steyn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Steyn, who settled in New Netherland in 1652
  • Clara Steyn, who arrived in New York in 1655
  • Clara Steyn, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1655

Steyn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Adam Steyn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Philip Steyn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Peter Steyn, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Frederik Steyn, who came to Philadelphia in 1754
  • Abraham Steyn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steyn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steyn (post 1700)



  • Dawie Steyn (b. 1984), South African rugby union footballer
  • Etienne Steyn, South African singer and songwriter
  • Stephen Sebastian Leonard Steyn (1889-1917), Scottish rugby union player
  • Morné Steyn (b. 1984), South African rugby union player
  • Stella Steyn (1907-1987), Irish artist
  • Christo Steyn (b. 1961), former South African tennis player
  • Francois Steyn (b. 1987), South African rugby union player
  • Mark Steyn (b. 1959), Canadian-born writer, political commentator
  • Dale Willem Steyn (b. 1983), South African cricketer
  • Baron Johan van Zyl Steyn PC (b. 1932), English jurist and Rhodes Scholar

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Steyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steyn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 January 2016 at 07:50.

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