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Where did the Dutch Stam family come from? What is the Dutch Stam family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stam family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stam family history?The distinguished surname Stam is Dutch in origin. It is thought to be derived from the Old High German "stamme," meaning "tree trunk," and was most likely first borne by someone who lived near an outstanding tree. Alternatively, the name may have been initially bestowed as a nickname on someone who had a strong, trunk-like build.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Stam, Stamme, Stamli, Stemme and others.
First found in Holland, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The name could also be found at an early period in the neighboring country of Germany, where Guntram Stamme was recorded to be living in the northern province of Hesse in 1397. The Stam family was instrumental during this early period, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Dutch society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stam research. Another 264 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1457, 1620, 1666, and 1798 are included under the topic Early Stam History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 36 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stam Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Stam Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Stam Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Stam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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