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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Migration of the Stackpoole family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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 3 A.M. (2008), HBO's Project Greenlight Finalist: Winning Entry (2015) and Troubadours
- 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.