Stead Family History
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Stead Name Meaning
habitational name from Stead in West Yorkshire, or from some other place taking its name from Old English stede ‘estate’, ‘farm’, ‘place’. from Middle English steed ‘stud horse’, ‘stallion’, applied as a nickname to a lusty person or as an occupational name to someone responsible for looking after stallions.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Smead, Stein, Steady, Stern, Sneed, Seed, Staal, Shean, Spear, Steff