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When the ancestors of the Stableford family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Leicestershire, at Stapleford.

Stableford Early Origins



The surname Stableford was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat at Stapleford from very early times, and were conjecturally descended from Henry de Ferrers who was a Norman noble from Ferrieres-St-Hilaire in Bacquepuits in Normandy and were known as the Lords of Ferrers. This noble was granted the lands of Stapleford.

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Stableford Spelling Variations


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Stableford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stableford have been found, including Stapelford, Stapilford, Stapleford and others.

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Stableford Early History


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Stableford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stableford research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1299, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Stableford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stableford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stableford Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stableford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Stableford, aged 25, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Ellen Stableford, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Amy Stableford, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • James Stableford, aged 1, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Henry Stableford, aged 4 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stableford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stableford (post 1700)



  • Howard Stableford (b. 1959), English television and radio presenter for BBC Radio 4, the Open University, Granada Television and NBC
  • Brian Michael Stableford (b. 1948), British science fiction author of more than 70 novels
  • Dr. Frank Stableford, English inventor of The Stableford system of scoring golf in 1931

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Stableford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stableford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 May 2016 at 16:59.

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