The Stief Family from Germany, became the Steeves Family.
The Stief family starts in Germany circa 1683. That's when Augustin
Stief was born. He eventually married Anna Barbara Worner. They had a
son named Johann Heinrich Stief, b. about 1715 in Ohnastetten Germany.
He died in 1779 in Hillsborough, Albert, New Brunswick. In the early
17oo's, some of the family migrated to the United States ( Pennsylvania,
then moved to New Brunswick when they were offered land up there in a land grant.It was during this time that the name Stief changed into
Steeves. Since they were among the first families to settle in New
Brunswick they became very powerful as well as numerous . The Steeves
Family and another powerful & numerous family, the Taylor's, intermarried several times throughout the years. Even to this day, most
of the population up there is either a Taylor or a Steeves. My late mother in law was a product of a Taylor- Steeves marriage.
So there you have it! My wife's Family Blood Lines on her mother's
side are Taylor's,& Stief into Steeves. Irish,German,& a touch of