Stackhou History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Stackhou was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stackhou family lived at Stackhouse in North Yorkshire which literally means "habitation by a steep rock or hill." 
Early Origins of the Stackhou family
The surname Stackhou 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 Stackhou family
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Stackhou Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Stakehouse, Stackhouse, Stachouse, Stackhowse and others.
Early Notables of the Stackhou 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 Stackhou family
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Stackhou or a variant listed above: 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.
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- ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print