Westerwald

The first bearer of the name Steup appears documented in a not exact timed register about 1450 - 1480 of the free Vogtleute from the "Herrschaft zum Westerwald" (Authority of the Westerwald). He was named here as Stips Hentze, without mention of habitation and a livestock of 4 Coi (cow) und 1 Phart (horse).