Stansfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Stansfield was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stansfield family lived in Yorkshire. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English "stan," meaning "stony," and "feld," meaning "field."

Early Origins of the Stansfield family

The surname Stansfield was first found in Lancashire at Worsthorn, a township, in the parochial chapelry and poor-law union of Burnley, parish of Whalley, Higherdivision of the hundred of Blackburn. "Worsthorn, or Wrdest, belonged to Henry de Wrdest in the reign of Stephen or Henry II.; and was granted in that of Edward II., by Henry de Lacy, to the Stansfield family." [1] "Audenshaw Lodge [in Audenshaw, Lancashire], an agreeable seat, was for many generations in the possession of the Stanfields: there are several other ancient and some handsome and neat mansions in the division." [1]

Important Dates for the Stansfield family

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Stansfield Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stanfield, Standfield, Stansfield and others.

Early Notables of the Stansfield family (pre 1700)

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Stansfield migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stansfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John and Maria Stansfield, who arrived in New York in 1822 with four children
  • Wiulliam Stansfield, aged 27, who arrived in America from Yorkshire, in 1892
Stansfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ethel Stansfield, aged 28, who arrived in America from London, in 1903
  • Oliver Stansfield, aged 11, who arrived in America from Enderfield, in 1904
  • Rowland Stansfield, aged 3, who arrived in America from Egremont, Cheshire, in 1906
  • John Stansfield, aged 71, who arrived in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Arthur Stansfield, aged 26, who arrived in America from Hebden Bridges, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stansfield migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stansfield Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Stansfield U.E. from Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Crowland [Welland], Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario c. 1784 [2]
Stansfield Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Wilfred Stansfield, aged 28, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1912
  • Edgar Stansfield, aged 44, who arrived in Edmonton, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Stansfield (post 1700)

  • Anita Stansfield (b. 1961), American Latter-day Saint romance novelist
  • R. T. Stansfield, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908 [3]
  • Bernard E. Stansfield, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 1932-34 [3]
  • Bert Stansfield, English former manager of the football clubs Carlisle United and Norwich City
  • James Edward Stansfield (b. 1978), English former professional footballer from Dewsbury
  • Claire Stansfield (b. 1964), English actress, director, fashion designer and former model from London
  • Adam Stansfield (1978-2010), English football striker
  • Lisa Stansfield (b. 1966), English singer and songwriter
  • Dame Grace Stansfield DBE (1898-1979), birth name of Gracie Fields, the English actress, singer and comedienne
  • Fred Stansfield (b. 1917), Welsh former international footballer from Cardiff
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Stansfield family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Albert Stansfield, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [4]
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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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