Last name: STEAD

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STEAD : This last name is indexed 66,250 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STEAD : English (West Yorkshire and Lancashire):: 1: in Yorkshire and Lancashire a habitational name primarily from Stead near Storiths in Hazlewood (Skipton Yorkshire) which became a grange of Bolton Priory. Alternative origins might include Stead Farm in Nether Hoyland (Yorkshire) and Stidd in Ribchester (Lancashire) but it is not known if this latter produced a surviving hereditary surname. Across England the name may arise from one or other minor places which were also named with Middle English stede ‘farm estate; hamlet’ (Old English stede); for example The Stude in Church Lawford (Warwickshire). The word was especially common in minor names and field names in south and southeastern England.2: variant of Steed.

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