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Where did the English Stathem family come from? What is the English Stathem family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stathem family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stathem family history?In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Stathem surname lived in the settlement called Statham in the county of Cheshire. The surname Stathem belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Stathem are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Stathem include: Statham, Stathem, Stathum and others.
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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stathem or a variant listed above: Mary Statham who landed in America in 1699; Thomas Statham settled in Maryland in 1633; Jonatham Statham settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840..
The Stathem Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stathem 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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