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Steffey Coat of Arms / Steffey Family Crest

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The English surname of STEFFEY was originally a baptismal name 'the son of Stephen'. The name was derived from the Greek EREOAVAS, meaning crown. It was often given as a monk's name and was originally derived from the Greek Stephanos, meaning 'crown'. This was a popular name throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages, having been borne by the first Christian martyr, stoned to death at Jerusalem three years after the death of Christ. The name is widespread in many forms which include STEPHEN, STEVEN, STEFFEN, ESTIENNE, THIEBLE, STEFAN, THIEBLOT, ETIENNOT and STIEVENART. The variant Stiven arose in Scotland at the beginning of the 19th century. A certain John Stephen of Charleston, near Glamis Castle, began to keep a journal in 1780 under the spelling Stephen, but by the time he came to write his last entry in 1830, he was signing himself John Stiven. In many parts of central and western Europe, hereditary surnames began to become fixed at around the 12th century, and have developed and changed slowly over the years. As society became more complex, and such matters as the management of tenure, and in particular the collection of taxes were delegated to special functionaries, it became imperative to distinguish a more complex system of nomenclature to differentiate one individual from another. Early records of the name mention Gilbert fil Stephani of County Lincolnshire in 1273. Richard Stephen of County Oxfordshire was recorded in the year 1273 and Richard Stephens of Yorkshire, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Later instances of the name include Dorothy, daughter of William Stephens who was baptised at St. James's Clerkenwell in 1585. James Stephen married Flora Young, St. Georges, Hanover Square in 1739. Over the centuries, most people in Europe have accepted their surname as a fact of life, as irrevocable as an act of God. However much the individual may have liked or disliked the surname, they were stuck with it, and people rarely changed them by personal choice. A more common form of variation was in fact involuntary, when an official change was made, in other words, a clerical error.

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