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.
Early Origins of the Stableford family
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.
Early History of the Stableford family
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Stableford 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.
Early Notables of the Stableford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stableford family to the New World and Oceana
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
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