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When the Strongbownian's arrived in Ireland there was already a system for creating patronymic names in place. Therefore, the native population regarded many of the Anglo-Norman naming practices that these settlers were accustomed to as rather unusual. Despite their differences, the two different systems eventually merged together rather insidiously. The Strongbownians, when they arrived, displayed a preference for used nickname surnames. Two of the most prevalent forms were oath nicknames and imperative names. Oath names often carried blessings or were formed from habitual expressions. Imperative names, formed from a verb added to a noun or an adverb, metaphorically described the bearer's occupations. The nick name surname Stack is derived from a nickname for a large, well-built man. The surname Stack is derived from the Old English word "stack," which in turn comes from the Old Norse word "stakkr," which means "haystack." The Gaelic form of the surname Stack is Stac.

Stack Early Origins



The surname Stack was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. They were recruited from their seat at Bath to join the Earl of Pembroke's invasion of Ireland.

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Stack Spelling Variations


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Stack Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes spelled names as they sounded; therefore, single person, could have his name spelt many different ways during their lifetime. While investigating the origins of the name Stack, many spelling variations were encountered, including: Stack, Stacke, Stacks and others.

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Stack Early History


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Stack Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stack research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stack Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stack Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great number of Irish families left their homeland in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century, migrating to such far away lands as Australia and North Ameri ca. The early settlers left after much planning and deliberation. They were generally well off but they desired a tract of land that they could farm solely for themselves. The great mass of immigrants to arrive on North American shores in the 1840s differed greatly from their predecessors because many of them were utterly destitute, selling all they had to gain a passage on a ship or having their way paid by a philanthropic society. These Irish people were trying to escape the aftermath of the Great Potato Famine: poverty, starvation, disease, and, for many, ultimately death. Those that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Irish settlers bearing the name Stack:

Stack Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Cath Stack, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Margaret Stack, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Anne Stack, who arrived in Virginia in 1705

Stack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maurice, Michael, Peter, Patrick, Thomas, and William Stack, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1866
  • Michel Stack, aged 32, arrived in Missouri in 1841
  • William F Stack, who arrived in Mississippi in 1860
  • William Stack, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1871
  • Patrick Stack, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1871
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stack Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Stack settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1797 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Stack Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Gareth Stack settled in Northern Bay, Newfoundland in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • James Stack, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1813
  • William Stack settled in Harbour Grace in 1819
  • Mary Stack settled in Petty Harbour in 1821
  • Thomas and Mary Stack with their six children who arrived in Prescott, Ontario in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stack Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Elizabeth Stack arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • Michael Stack, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • John Stack, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Jane Stack, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

Stack Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Stack landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Stack landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1844
  • John Stack, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877
  • Michael Stack arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877
  • John Stack, aged 12, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stack (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stack (post 1700)



  • Jonathan David Stack (b. 1957), American documentary filmmaker
  • Christopher "Chris" Stack, American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Michael McBain on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live
  • Balaram Stack (b. 1991), American professional surfer from Point Lookout, New York
  • Brian Stack (b. 1967), American actor, comedian, and writer best known for his sketch comedy work on the Conan O'Brien shows
  • Ryan Eugene Stack (b. 1975), American former professional basketball player
  • Charles M. Stack, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984
  • Brian P. Stack, American politician, Mayor of Union City, New Jersey, 2007
  • Amos Morehead Stack (b. 1926), American Republican politician,Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1964; Member of North Carolina Republican State Executive Committee, 1966-67
  • A. Stack, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936
  • David Stack, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996
  • ... (Another 27 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stack Historic Events


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Stack Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Michael Shayen Stack (b. 1961), American Specialist 4th Class from St Louis, Missouri, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Stack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stack 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.

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