Stackhose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Stackhose family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived at Stackhouse in North Yorkshire which literally means "habitation by a steep rock or hill." [1]

Early Origins of the Stackhose family

The surname Stackhose was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Stackhouse, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Stackhose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stackhose research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1784, 1670, 1752, 1733, 1752, 1677, 1752, 1734, 1732, 1739, 1742 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Stackhose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stackhose Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Stackhose were recorded, including Stakehouse, Stackhouse, Stachouse, Stackhowse and others.

Early Notables of the Stackhose family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Stackhouse (1677-1752), English theologian, son of John Stackhouse (d. 1734), ultimately rector of Boldon, co. Durham. John Stackhouse, was an English administrator for...
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Migration of the Stackhose family

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Stackhose arrived in North America very early: Richard Stackhouse, who came to Salem, MA in 1638; Robert Stackhowse, who arrived in Virginia in 1636; John Stackhouse and his wife Margery Stackhouse who were on record in Pennsylvania in 1682.



  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print


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