Stedman Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


Don’t know which Coat of Arms is yours?

We can do a genealogical research. Find out the exact history of your family!

Learn More

Stedman Origin:

England, Scotland

Origin of Stedman:

It is a fascinating and unique surname. It has two specific possible origins. Both origins are professional. The first origin of the name acquires from the word “stoda or steda,” which means a horse, also “man,” which means an outstanding man, which means the man who is the guard of the horse. The second origin of the surname is that its first component is associated with the Ancient English “stede,” if this word converted then we will get its meaning in the form of land or property and thus a person maybe worked as a manager and supervisor. The surname was first listed in the second half of the 13th Century, at the same time during the previous documentation included as John le Stedman in the Warrant of Court for the City of London, which was dated 1306, and Robertus Stud hyrd in the Poll Tax Roll of Yorkshire in 1379. In the new era, the name has a different form of spellings consisting of Steadman, Stedman, Steedman, Stedmond and Studman.


More common variations of this surname are: Steadman, Steedman, Stiedman, Stedmann, Steidman, Steudman, Stuedman, Steddman, Stedmian, Stedaman.


The name Stedman first originated in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, where they were kings of Castle.

The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Richard Stedeman, which was dated 1273, in the Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire. It was during the time of King Edward I, who was known to be the “The Hammer of the Scots,” dated 1272 – 1207. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling variations of the original one.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Stedman settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Stedman who settled in the United States in the 17th century included Nathaniel Stedman, Elizabeth and Isaac Stedman; all these people settled in Boston Massachusetts in the same year in 1635. Elizabeth Stedman at the age of 26, landed in in America in 1635. Isaac Stedman, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635 and Isack Stedman at the age 1 landed in New England in 1635.

Some of the people with the name Stedman who settled in the United States in the 18th century included Alexander Stedman and Charles Stedman both arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the same year 1746.

Some of the people with the name Stedman who settled in the United States in the 19th century included F a P Stedman landed in San Francisco, California in 1849. D P Stedman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851.


Some of the people with the name Stedman who settled in the Canada in the 19th century included Nathaniel Stedman and William Stedman both arrived in Canada in the same year in 1816. John Stedman landed in Canada in 1832.


Some of the people with the name Stedman who settled in the Australia in the 19th century included James Stedman, an English prisoner from Surrey aboard the “Ann” in August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia.

New Zealand:

Some of the people with the name Stedman who settled in the New Zealand in the 20th century included Herbert Stedman at the age of 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “S. S. Waimana” in 1926.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Stedman: United States 5,733; England 2,086; Wales 226; Australia 979; Scotland 184; Canada 389; South Africa 438; Germany 168; Dominica 112.

Notable People:

Arthur Stedman (1868–1958), was a British builder.

Bert Stedman (born 1956), is an American congressman from Alaska.

Charles Stedman (1753–1812), was a British Army officer, author, and professor.

Charles Harrison Stedman (1805–1866), was an American creator medical society.

Charles Manly Stedman (1841–1930), was a famous congressman and advocate from North Carolina.

Chris Stedman (born 1987), is an American author and interfaith advocate.

Daniel Stedman was an American film producer.

Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908), was an American poet, judge, and journalist.

Edward Stedman (1842–1925), was a senior British Indian Army manager.

Elizabeth Clementine Stedman (1810–1889), was an American author.

Fred Stedman (1870–1918), was an English cricket player.

Geoffrey Ernest Stedman (born 1943), is a New Zealand chemist.

Ivan Stedman (1895–1979), was an Australian swimmer.

Popular products with your Coat of Arms

View All
Shop Now
Shop Now
Shop Now
Shop Now

Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (co. Gloucester). Or, a cross crosslet vert. Crest—A demi virgin ppr. hair dishevelled, holding in the dexter hand a cross crosslet vert.
2) (Dolgoer, co. Brecknock). Chequy or and gu. a chief erm.
3) (co. Salop). Ar. a chev. gu. betw. three boars’ heads couped (another, erased) sa. Crest—A peacock’s head betw. two wings, in the beak an adder ppr.
4) Vert a fess ar. betw. two pheons in chief and an anchor in base or. Crest—An anchor ppr.