The surname Stacpoole 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 Stacpoole family
The surname Stacpoole 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 Stacpoole family
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Stacpoole Spelling Variations
Church officials and medieval scribes often spelled early surnames as they sounded. This practice often resulted in many spelling variations
of even a single name. Early versions of the name Stacpoole included: Stackpoole, Stackpool, Stackpole, Stacpoole and others.
Early Notables of the Stacpoole family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stacpoole family to the New World and Oceana
went through one of the most devastating periods in its history with the arrival of the Great Potato Famine
of the 1840s. Many also lost their lives from typhus, fever and dysentery. And poverty was the general rule as tenant
farmers were often evicted because they could not pay the high rents. Emigration to North America gave hundreds of families a chance at a life where work, freedom, and land ownership were all possible. For those who made the long journey, it meant hope and survival. The Irish emigration to British North America and the United States opened up the gates of industry, commerce, education and the arts. Early immigration and passenger lists have shown many Irish people bearing the name Stacpoole: George Stackpool who settled in Maryland in 1742; John Stackpoole arrived in Canada in 1839; J.S. Stackpole landed in San Francisco in 1850; John, Patrick, and Paul Stackpole arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1853 and 1856..
Contemporary Notables of the name Stacpoole (post 1700)
- Peter Stacpoole Ph.D., M.D., American Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Florida
- William Stacpoole (1830-1879), Irish nationalist politician, Member of Parliament for Ennis (1860-1879)
- Henry De Vere Stacpoole (1863-1951), Irish author, known work for his 1908 romance novel The Blue Lagoon, which has been adapted into movies five times
- Frederic Stacpoole (1813-1907), English engraver, who produced engravings of some of the most popular paintings of the Victorian period
- John Wentworth Stacpoole, Under Secretary, Department of Health and Social Security
The Stacpoole 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.