Stackhowse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Stackhowse was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stackhowse family lived at Stackhouse in North Yorkshire which literally means "habitation by a steep rock or hill." [1]

Early Origins of the Stackhowse family

The surname Stackhowse 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 Stackhowse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stackhowse 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 Stackhowse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stackhowse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stackhowse have been found, including Stakehouse, Stackhouse, Stachouse, Stackhowse and others.

Early Notables of the Stackhowse 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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United States Stackhowse migration to the United States +

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Stackhowse were among those contributors:

Stackhowse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Stackhowse, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Robert Stackhowse, who landed in Virginia in 1636 [2]


  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ 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)


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