Stiers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Stiers family
The surname Stiers was first found in Surrey where Styr was a Lord at the Court of Ethelred the II mentioned in Royal Letters Patent and also mentioned in King Hardicanute's reign. Styr was recorded as the ancestor of Steer, the word "Styr" was an Anglo-Saxon word for "battle" and not to be confused with steer, the animal. Steart, also called Stert, is a small village in Somerset, England. Geoffrey Ster was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Worcestershire in 1209 and later, Robert le Steer was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296.  The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus Stere and Johannes Stere as residing there and holding lands at that time.  "The Steers or Steeres were a Newdegate family of gentry of the 17th and 18th centuries; and one of the members was rector of Newdegate from 1610 to 1660. The Steeres of Wootton parish in the 17th century were evidently connected with them, and a hundred years ago, Lee Steere, Esq., of Jayes, Wootton, owned property in Newdegate." 
Early History of the Stiers family
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Stiers Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Steer, Steere, Stear, Steare, Steerrs and others.
Early Notables of the Stiers family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Richard Steere (1643-1721), English-born immigrant to America from Chertsey, Surrey who became a colonial American merchant and poet; and Thomas Steers...
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Migration of the Stiers family to Ireland
Some of the Stiers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Stiers migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stiers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H Stiers, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 
Stiers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Eugene Stiers, aged 32, originally from Paris, France, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1912 aboard the ship "La Savoie" from Havre, France 
- Arthur L. Stiers, aged 20, who arrived in New York, New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Allianca" from Cristobal 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Stiers (post 1700) ||+|
- David Ogden Stiers (1942-2018), American three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated actor, director, vocal actor, and musician, best known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in the television series M*A*S*H
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Tu ne cede me
Motto Translation: Yield thou not to me
- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- 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)
- "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJB1-725 : 6 December 2014), Eugene Stiers, 02 Dec 1912; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York City, New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJWQ-86B : 6 December 2014), Arthur L. Stiers, 29 Jan 1915; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Allianca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).