Origins Available: English, Scottish
Early Origins of the St.clare family
Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times as Lords of the manor of Catherston.
Early History of the St.clare family
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St.clare Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Staywell, Stawell, Stawel, Staywel, Stewel and many more.
Early Notables of the St.clare family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the St.clare family to Ireland
Some of the St.clare family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the St.clare family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
St.clare Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
St.clare Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The St.clare 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: En parole Je vis
Motto Translation: I live on the word.
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