The name Stent is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in the parish of Staines in the counties of Middlesex and Surrey
. The latter appears in the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
as "Stanes" derived from the Old English word "stan" and meant "place at the stones". CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first records of the name was Sir William Staine who married into the Yarboroughs of Heslington Hall about the year 1100.
Early Origins of the Stent family
The surname Stent was first found in Yorkshire
where they may have given their name to a number of places in Yorkshire
including several Staintons, Stainland, Stainforth or Stainburn. Staines-upon-Thames, commonly referred to simply as Staines, is a town on the River Thames in the borough of Spelthorne in Surrey
(in the historic county of Middlesex.) Early records also revealed Richard of Staines (or Richard de Stanes) (d. 1277), a English clerical judge who acted as an Itinerant Justice, then was appointed justice of the Court of King's Bench in 1209 and finally Lord Chief Justice in 1269.
Early History of the Stent family
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Stent Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Stent were recorded, including Stain, Staine, Staines, Stane, Stanes, Stayn and others.
Early Notables of the Stent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stent family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Stent family emigrate to North America:
Stent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Stent, who arrived in Maryland in 1636 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Stent Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eliza Stent, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
- Sarah Stent, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Bronte" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF BRONTE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DukeOfBronte.htm
Stent Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles Stent, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway
- Edmd Stent, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway"
- Edmund Stent, aged 26, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
- Ann Stent, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
- Charles Stent, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
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Contemporary Notables of the name Stent (post 1700)
- Angela Stent (b. 1947), American foreign policy expert, Professor of Government at Georgetown University
- Gunther S. Stent (1924-2008), born Günter Siegmund Stensch, German-born, American Graduate Professor of Molecular Biology
- Charles Thomas Stent (1807-1885), English dentist who developed the eponymous medical device named stent
- Peter Stent (1613-1665), seventeenth century London printseller
- Mark "Spike" Stent (b. 1965), British record producer, and audio engineer
- Malcolm Stent (b. 1945), British actor, musical performer and playwright