Stoddard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Stoddard surname is thought to come from the ancient Scottish-English border region, where the people called the Boernicians once lived. It is a name for a breeder of horses. The name comes from the Old English terms stod, meaning a stud of horses, and hierde, which means herd. The name as a whole has a meaning of servant in charge of a stud.

Early Origins of the Stoddard family

The surname Stoddard was first found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Stoddard family

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Stoddard Spelling Variations

Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Stoddard has appeared under the variations Stoddart, Stoddard, Stodart, Stodhard, Stodhart, Stothert and many more.

Early Notables of the Stoddard family (pre 1700)

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Stoddard migration to the United States

The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Stoddard were among those contributors:

Stoddard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Stoddard who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Anthony Stoddard, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1639 [1]
  • John Stoddard, who arrived in Connecticut in 1642 [1]
  • Solomon Stoddard (1643-1729) American Congregational theologian and pastor who became the first librarian of Harvard lived in Boston
  • Simeon Stoddard, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1675 [1]
Stoddard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Benjamin Stoddard who settled in Boston in 1765
  • Benjmn S Stoddard, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1772 [1]
Stoddard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Oliver Stoddard, who settled in Portland Me. in 1822
  • John Stoddard, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston] South Carolina in 1823
  • A Stoddard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Mark Stoddard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • E P Stoddard, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Stoddard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jimmie Augustus Stoddard, who landed in Alabama in 1923 [1]

Stoddard migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stoddard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Ichabod Stoddard, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

Stoddard migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stoddard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Stoddard, aged 35, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside" [2]

Stoddard 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:

Stoddard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Stoddard, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Charlotte Stoddard, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Maria Stoddard, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Stoddard (post 1700)

  • Brandon Stoddard (d. 2014), American television executive, President of ABC Entertainment (1985-1989)
  • Tim Stoddard (b. 1953), American Major League Baseball player
  • Seneca Ray Stoddard (1844-1917), American landscape photographer
  • Joshua C Stoddard (1814-1902), American inventor
  • Richard Henry Stoddard (1834-1902), American poet and critic
  • James Stoddard (1838-1864), American sailor, eponym of the USS Stoddard (DD-566)
  • Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (1823-1902), American poet and novelist
  • Bob Stoddard (b. 1957), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Charles Warren Stoddard (1843-1909), American poet and author
  • Thomas Stoddard Porteous (1864-1919), English footballer

Historic Events for the Stoddard family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Clement  Stoddard (1885-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [3]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. George H P Stoddard (b. 1915), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Alverstoke, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. William Edison Stoddard, American Seaman First Class from Louisiana, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CHEAPSIDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cheapside.htm
  3. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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