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Stackhouse is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stackhouse family lived at Stackhouse in North Yorkshire which literally means "habitation by a steep rock or hill." [1]

Early Origins of the Stackhouse family

The surname Stackhouse 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 Stackhouse family

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Stackhouse Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Stackhouse include Stakehouse, Stackhouse, Stachouse, Stackhowse and others.

Early Notables of the Stackhouse 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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Stackhouse Ranking

In the United States, the name Stackhouse is the 4,379th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [2]

United States Stackhouse migration to the United States +

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Stackhouses to arrive on North American shores:

Stackhouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Stackhouse, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638
  • John Stackhouse and his wife Margery Stackhouse who were on record in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Thomas Stackhouse, his wife Grace Heaton, and their nephew Thomas Jr. who all arrived in Pennyslvania in 1682
  • John Stackhouse, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [3]
  • Thomas Stackhouse, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682 [3]
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Stackhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Stackhouse, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1772

Canada Stackhouse migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stackhouse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Stackhouse U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]
  • Mr. Robert Stackhouse U.E. (b. 1755) who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1795 was a Housekeeper, he died in 1831 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stackhouse (post 1700) +

  • Jerome Stackhouse (b. 1974), American, professional (NBA) basketball player
  • Samuel Stackhouse, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Warren County, 1831 [5]
  • Irene A. Stackhouse, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 [5]
  • Eli Thomas Stackhouse (1824-1892), American Democratic Party politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1863-66; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1891-92 [5]
  • Jerry Stackhouse (b. 1974), American professional basketball player
  • Eli Thomas Stackhouse (1824-1892), American officer in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, and US Representative from South Carolina (1891-1892)
  • Robert Stackhouse (b. 1942), American artist and sculptor
  • Thomas Stackhouse (1756-1836), English antiquary and theologian, son of Daniel Stackhouse
  • John Stackhouse (1742-1819), Cornish botanist, second son of William Stackhouse, D.D. (d. 1771), rector of St. Erme, Cornwall
  • Ron Stackhouse (b. 1949), Canadian retired professional (NHL) ice hockey player from Haliburton, Ontario who played from 1969 to 1982
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RMS Lusitania
  • Commander Joseph Foster Stackhouse, English 1st Class Passenger from London, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania (1915) and died in the sinking and was recovered [6]

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
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  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook