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The surname Stiger is a local surname; to be more precise, it is a topographic name, derived from a physical feature of the local geography. The specific derivation of the name Stiger is from the word "steig," which means "narrow, steep path." This makes sense considering that the family name originated in the Alps in Switzerland.

Stiger Early Origins



The surname Stiger was first found in the ancient city and canton of Berne, Switzerland, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which significantly affected the early development of Europe. The name, which held the baronial title since 1553, became prominent in local affairs. They branched into many houses which played important roles in the regional conflicts, each political group striving to maintain power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Stiger Spelling Variations


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Stiger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Steiger, Steigere, Stiger, Steigel, Steig, Steigler, Steigner, Staiger, Staig and many more.

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Stiger Early History


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Stiger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stiger research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1714 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Stiger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stiger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stiger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stiger 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:

Stiger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hanah Stiger, aged 46, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Jerick Adam Stiger, aged 9, landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Credle Stiger, aged 57, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732

Stiger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Stiger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • John G Stiger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Margaret Stiger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Michael Stiger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • George Stiger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stiger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stiger (post 1700)



  • Jim Stiger (b. 1941), American professional football running back
  • Carl B. Stiger, American politician, Justice of Iowa State Supreme Court, 1936-42

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Stiger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stiger 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 18 January 2016 at 10:39.

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