Early Origins of the Stainel family
The surname Stainel was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Stainel family
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Stainel Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stainel family name include Stainer, Stayner, Stiner, Styner, Stainor, Staynor, Stynor and many more.
Early Notables of the Stainel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stainel family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Stainel surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Margtt Stainer, who arrived in Virginia in 1666; Edward Stainer, who landed in New York, NY in 1836; and Mary Stainley, who arrived in Maryland in 1658..