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Stacke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 Stacke is derived from a nickname for a large, well-built man. The surname Stacke 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 Stacke is Stac.

Early Origins of the Stacke family

The surname Stacke 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.

Early History of the Stacke family

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Stacke Spelling Variations

Church officials and medieval scribes often spelled early surnames as they sounded. This practice often resulted in many spelling variations of even a single name. Early versions of the name Stacke included: Stack, Stacke, Stacks and others.

Early Notables of the Stacke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Stacke family to the New World and Oceana

Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape the horrific conditions. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Stacke: Thomas and Mary Stack with their six children who arrived in Prescott, Ontario in 1825; Maurice, Michael, Peter, Patrick, Thomas and William Stack, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1866. In Newfoundland, Thomas Stack settled in St. John's in 1797.

Contemporary Notables of the name Stacke (post 1700)

  • Robert J Stacke, American Department Chair, Music at Augsberg College, Minneapolis
  • Manuela Stacke (b. 1970), German award winning director

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