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The surname Stackpoole is a habitational name from a place in Pembrokeshire called Stackpole, named for a stack of rocks on the coast at the entrance to Broadhaven.

Early Origins of the Stackpoole family

The surname Stackpoole was first found in Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro), a county in south-west Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Stackpoole, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Stackpoole family

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Stackpoole Spelling Variations

During an investigation of the origin of each name, it was found that church officials and medieval scribes spelled many surnames as they sounded. Therefore, during the lifetime of a single person, a name could be spelt numerous ways. Some of the spelling variations for the name Stackpoole include Stackpoole, Stackpool, Stackpole, Stacpoole and others.

Early Notables of the Stackpoole family (pre 1700)

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Canada Stackpoole migration to Canada +

A great number of Irish families left their homeland in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century, migrating to such far away lands as Australia and North America. The early settlers left after much planning and deliberation. They were generally well off but they desired a tract of land that they could farm solely for themselves. The great mass of immigrants to arrive on North American shores in the 1840s differed greatly from their predecessors because many of them were utterly destitute, selling all they had to gain a passage on a ship or having their way paid by a philanthropic society. These Irish people were trying to escape the aftermath of the Great Potato Famine: poverty, starvation, disease, and, for many, ultimately death. Those that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Irish settlers bearing the name Stackpoole:

Stackpoole Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Stackpoole, who arrived in Canada in 1839

Contemporary Notables of the name Stackpoole (post 1700) +

  • Tammy Stackpoole, American actress known for her work in Troubadours, The Chi and Chicago PD
  • Tammy Stackpoole, American actress, known for 3 A.M. (2008), HBO's Project Greenlight Finalist: Winning Entry (2015) and Troubadours
  • Captain Hassard Stackpoole (d. 1822), British Naval officer of the Statira frigate who was killed in a duel at Jamaica, by Lieutenant Thomas Walbeoff Cecil, of the Argo 44
  • Jack Stackpoole (1916-2010), Australian cricketer who played in three first-class matches for Queensland between 1939 and 1941
  • John Stackpoole, Australian Half Forward Flank for Sandgate Football Club, member of the AFLQ Team Of The Century

The Stackpoole Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Deo et pro patria
Motto Translation: For God and for Country. on Facebook