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Subject: Re: Last names ending in Stedt
Author: Dan   (guest)
Date: March 10, 2018 at 5:49 PM
Reply to: Last names ending in Stedt by Karyn

They come form the Old Saxon, generally originating in the province of Holstein in northern Germany. The "stedt" comes from older words like stede that generally meant a settlement or place where the Old Saxons had a village. For example, the surname Bostedt comes from a village called Boostedt that meant a Saxon settlement by the birch trees.

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