Stackpole History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Stackpole is a habitational name from a place in Pembrokeshire called Stackpole, named for a stack of rocks on the coast at the entrance to Broadhaven.

Early Origins of the Stackpole family

The surname Stackpole was first found in Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro), a county in south-west Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Stackpoole, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Stackpole family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stackpole research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1200 is included under the topic Early Stackpole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stackpole Spelling Variations

A single person's name was often spelt simply as it sounded by medieval scribes and church officials. An investigation into the specific origins the name Stackpole has revealed that such a practice has resulted in many spelling variations over the years. A few of its variants include: Stackpoole, Stackpool, Stackpole, Stacpoole and others.

Early Notables of the Stackpole family (pre 1700)

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Stackpole Ranking

In the United States, the name Stackpole is the 17,974th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Stackpole migration to the United States +

In the 1840s, Ireland experienced a mass exodus to North America due to the Great Potato Famine. These families wanted to escape from hunger and disease that was ravaging their homeland. With the promise of work, freedom and land overseas, the Irish looked upon British North America and the United States as a means of hope and prosperity. Those that survived the journey were able to achieve this through much hard work and perseverance. Early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Stackpole:

Stackpole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Stackpole Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C Stackpole, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • J. S. Stackpole, who landed in San Francisco in 1850
  • John, Patrick, and Paul Stackpole, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1853 and 1856

New Zealand Stackpole migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Stackpole Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Maria Stackpole, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Josephine Willis" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th February 1855 [3]
  • Mr. Robert Stackpole, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Josephine Willis" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th February 1855 [3]
  • Mr. George Stackpole, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Josephine Willis" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th February 1855 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stackpole (post 1700) +

  • Edward James Stackpole (1861-1936), American Republican politician, Postmaster at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1901-13; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920 [4]
  • Henry Charles "Hank" Stackpole III (1935-2020), American lieutenant general in the United States Marine Corps, awarded the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, and Defense Superior Service Medal
  • W. Raymond Stackpole, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Dover 1st Ward, 1956 [4]
  • Paul A. Stackpole (1832-1900), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1864 [4]
  • James Hall Stackpole, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956 [4]
  • George R. Stackpole (1881-1971), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1924 (alternate), 1940; Secretary of Vermont Democratic Party, 1937 [4]
  • George F. Stackpole, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, 1898-1905 [4]
  • Anthony Stackpole, American Republican politician, Chair of Chippewa County Republican Party, 2007 [4]
  • Albert T. Stackpole, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1893 [4]
  • Albert Hummel Stackpole (1897-1971), American Republican politician, Newspaper publisher; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 [4]
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Stackpole Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Deo et pro patria
Motto Translation: For God and for Country.


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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