Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Stackall is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in either of the settlements called Stockdale in Yorkshire
. The surname Stackall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Stackall family
The surname Stackall was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Lockington, some say, before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Stackall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stackall research.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1693 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Stackall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stackall Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Stackall has been spelled many different ways, including Stockdale, Storkdale, Stackdall, Stackdale, Stockdall, Stockall, Stockdell, Stackdell and many more.
Early Notables of the Stackall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stackall family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Stackalls to arrive in North America:
Stackall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Stackall, who landed in Virginia in 1735 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)
The Stackall 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: Omnia mei donna Deo
Motto Translation: All my goods are the gift of God.