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Where did the English Stuckless family come from? What is the English Stuckless family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stuckless family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stuckless family history?The name Stuckless came to England with the ancestors of the Stuckless family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stuckless family lived in Staffordshire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words stocc, meaning tree trunk, and leah, meaning clearing, and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived at or near a wooded clearing.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Stuckless are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Stuckless include Stockley, Stockleigh, Stokeley, Stuckless, Stuckley and many more.
First found in Staffordshire where they were conjecturally descended from two Norman nobles, brothers in arms, named Rafwin and Alwin, who were under tenants of the Bishop of Chester at Yoxall in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stuckless research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1568, 1620, 1663, 1661 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Stuckless History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stuckless Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Stuckless, or a variant listed above:
Stuckless Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Stuckless Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stuckless 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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