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About the study

The Research of history for the STYMIEST family surname has been an exciting 50+year venture taking me to many wonderful archives, libraries and continents all over the globe. Special acknowledgements to my late father, Carlyle (Bud) William Stymiest, (New Brunswick, Canada); and his late brother, Donald Garfield Stymiest, (Ontario, Canada) for their assistance in motivation me when I was 16 years of age to complete this pursuit. I also acknowledge the knowledgeable Dr. Louise Manny of Miramichi, News Brunswick, CANADA who mentored me while I worked as an assistant librarian during my high school years. She was the person who taught me how to Source research and Journal my entries even before i became a Professional Genealogist in the early 2000s.

In the beginning, the notes from my cousin, Eldon James Stymiest (Tabusintac, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada) was my other initial inspiration to seek-out the illusive pre-North American STYMIEST surname. After numerous hours researching the archives in Canada, the United States,South Africa, Southeastern Asia and Europe; 32 Stymiest generations have been ascertained; all of which tell their own story.

Did you know there are over 112+ different STYMIEST surname spellings?

As "KEEPER/RECORDER" of the STYMIEST DATABASE RECORDS, please feel free to forward me any NEW information... births, deaths, marriages, etc for our budding and still-growing Stymiest Database which is over 68,000 Ancestors and Descendants at present.

Variant names


Name origin

The present surnames spelled Stymiest, Stymeist, Stymest, Stymast, Stymus, Stymst are but a few of the earlier surname variants of the 112 spelling noted to date. in the early 1500 -1600s the surname was written as Steynmets, Steinmetz, Steijn, Steyn. 

The surname comes from "STONEMASON", in reference to their TOPOGRAPHIC name.  "Mark the day with white Stone" ((albo lapillo notare diem)) was the Family Crest Motto since the 1500s.

North GermanDutch, and Scandinavian: from sten 'stone', hence a topographic name for ... name for someone who worked with stone: a quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason. The Swedish surname probably originated as a soldier's name.  Source:,+DUTCH+STONEMASON+ORIGIN&source=bl&ots=2-3_CDyyBN&sig=fKxfVTKI_HSeW1O1PYE8Z4Eq_sk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisosH-norWAhVU-WMKHf3JAiUQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=GERMAN%2C%20DUTCH%20STONEMASON%20ORIGIN&f=false

Names related to Sten


Name frequency

  1. Source:

Stymiest Surname Meaning & Statistics

564,488thmost common surname in the world

Approximately 396 people bear this surname

Most prevalent in: Canada, USA

Highest density in: Canada

2. Source:

Stymest Surname Meaning & Statistics

767,663rdmost common surname in the world

Approximately 243 people bear this surname

Most prevalent in: England

Highest density in: Canada

Stymest Surname Distribution

Country Incidence Frequency Rank in Nation
England 81 1: 666,667 47,891
Canada 68 1: 520,993 46,183
United States 63 1: 5,083,654 265,341
Russia 10 1: 14,606,840 486,351
Moldova 4 1: 889,400 59,967
Ukraine 4 1: 10,706,471 381,097
Philippines 2 1: 50,049,300 54,135
Mexico 2 1: 59,856,602 40,256
Kazakhstan 2 1: 8,642,500 144,523
Northern Ireland 1 1: 1,800,000 8,430

Stymest Surname Variants & Similar Surnames

Surname Similarity Incidence Prevalency
Stymiest 93 396 /
Stymeist 93 39 /
Stymist 86 1 /
Stymust 86 1 /
Steimest 80 1 /
Stmast 77 1 /
Stamsta 71 29 /
Satymsetti 71 1 /

3. STIMACH (Variant of Stymiest)is identified by the U.S. Bureau of the Census as a surname with more than 100 occurrences in the United States for the year-2000 U.S. Census. In "Demographic Aspects of Surnames from Census 2000", the Census Bureau tabulated the surnames of all people who had obtained Social Security Numbers by the year 2000. 

STIMACH ranks # 124109 in terms of the most common surnames in America for 2000. 

STIMACH had 128 occurrences in the 2000 Census, according the U.S. government records. 

Out of a sample of 100,000 people in the United States, STIMACH would occur an average of 0.05 times. 

Race / ethnic origin 

The race categories shown in these files are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups: "White only", "Black only", "American Indian and Alaskan Native only", "Asian and Pacific Islander only", "Two or More Races", and "Hispanic". 

For the last name of STIMACH the Census Bureau reports the following race / ethnic origin breakdown:

  • 96.88 percent, or 124 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only"
  • 0 percent, or None reported total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only"
  • 0 percent, or None reported total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only"
  • 0 percent, or None reported total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native"
  • Insignificant percent, or Less than 100 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races"
  • Insignificant percent, or Less than 100 total occurrences, were "Hispanic Origin"

NOTE: Fields suppressed for confidentiality are assigned the value "Insignificant" 

The presentation of data on this site focuses on summarized aggregates of counts and characteristics associated with surnames, and, as such, do not in any way identify any specific individuals. 

All data is derived from David L. Word, Charles D. Coleman, Robert Nunziata and Robert Kominski (2008). "Demographic Aspects of Surnames from Census 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Compiled by Rhett A. Butler . 

Distribution of the name


Stymiest Surname Distribution

Country Incidence Frequency Rank in Nation
Canada 208 1: 170,325 17,540
United States 186 1: 1,721,883 116,791
Kuwait 1 1: 3,065,850 17,575
Thailand 1 1: 64,456,700 30,360

Stymiest Surname Variants & Similar Names

Surname Similarity Incidence Prevalence
Stymest 93 243 /
Stymist 93 1 /
Stymeist 88 39 /
Stymust 80 1 /
Steimest 75 1 /
Stmast 71 1 /


Down by the Old Mill Stream(12 JUN 2015)

Stymiest Cemetery, Located Price Settlement, Tabusintac, Parish of Alnwick, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada Source:

Riverside & Stymiest Cemeteries, Located Tabusintac, Parish of Alnwick, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada Source: