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Stead Surname Origin
A place enclosed, a station or standing place. Stad, and stede, in Dutch, signifies a town.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Stead Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Stead Family History Thought:
There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children, One is roots; the other, wings. --Anonymous