St. Amour History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the St. Amour family

The surname St. Amour was first found in Suffolk, where Stanmar was the first of the family listed there in 1066. [1]

A few years later, Stanmer was listed at Bury, Suffolk in 1095. Almost 200 years later, the Latin form of the name, Stanmarus, was listed in Norfolk c. 1250. John Stamer was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296 and a few years later, Robert le Stamere was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. The name is through to have been from Stanmore (Middlesex) or Stanmer (Sussex). [2]

Great Stanmore is a parish, in the union of Hendon, hundred of Gore, county of Middlesex and is best known as the location of "the first meeting, after the conclusion of the late war, of the Prince Regent and his illustrious guests the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia, with Louis XVIII." [3] Not far away, is Little Stanmore, a parish, in the union of Hendon, hundred of Gore.

Stanmer is a parish, in the union of Newhaven, hundred of Ringmer, rape of Pevensey, ion Sussex. [3]

Some sources claim the name is from the Old English stamera for stammerer, or from Old English stamerian 'to stammer'. [4]

Early History of the St. Amour family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our St. Amour research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 189 and 1897 are included under the topic Early St. Amour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

St. Amour Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stammer, Stammers, Stamer, Stamers and others.

Early Notables of the St. Amour family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early St. Amour Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the St. Amour family to Ireland

Some of the St. Amour family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 98 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand St. Amour 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:

St. Amour Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard St. Amour, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Mr. St Amour, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mandarin" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th November 1843 [5]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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