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The ancient history of the Staines name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the parish of Staines in the counties of Middlesex and Surrey. The latter appears in the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
as "Stanes" derived from the Old English word "stan" and meant "place at the stones". [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first records of the name was Sir William Staine who married into the Yarboroughs of Heslington Hall about the year 1100.

Staines Early Origins



The surname Staines was first found in Yorkshire where they may have given their name to a number of places in Yorkshire including several Staintons, Stainland, Stainforth or Stainburn. Staines-upon-Thames, commonly referred to simply as Staines, is a town on the River Thames in the borough of Spelthorne in Surrey (in the historic county of Middlesex.) Early records also revealed Richard of Staines (or Richard de Stanes) (d. 1277), a English clerical judge who acted as an Itinerant Justice, then was appointed justice of the Court of King's Bench in 1209 and finally Lord Chief Justice in 1269.

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Staines Spelling Variations


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Staines Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Staines include Stain, Staine, Staines, Stane, Stanes, Stayn and others.

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Staines Early History


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Staines Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Staines research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1725, 1613, 1665 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Staines History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Staines Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Staines Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Staines Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Staines or a variant listed above:

Staines Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Staines, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • Geo Staines, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • Mary Staines, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Charles Staines settled in North Carolina in 1674
  • Ruth Staines who settled in Barbados in 1691

Staines Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Staines, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1737
  • William and Mary Staines settled in Maryland in 1775

Staines Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Staines, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Staines Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Staines arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • John Staines, aged 21, a carpenter, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • Annie Staines, aged 32, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • Frank Staines, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Staines (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Staines (post 1700)



  • Angela Staines, American actress, known for Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope (1977) and Queen Kong (1976)
  • Dianne Staines, American actress, known for Dead Sleep (1992)
  • Christopher Staines, American actor, known for Mrs Dalloway (1997), The Prince of Hearts (1997) and Cabaret (1993)
  • Kent Staines, American actor and writer, known for Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004), Three to Tango (1999) and Soldier's Girl (2003)
  • Michael "Mike" Laurence Staines (b. 1949), American silver Olympic rower at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Bill Staines (b. 1947), American folk musician and singer-songwriter
  • Hubert Staines (1893-1970), English-born, Canadian educator and politician who represented Athabasca from 1941 to 1944 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
  • Sir Thomas Staines (1776-1830), British Captain in the Royal Navy, Knight Commander of the Bath, and of the Sicilian Order of St. Ferdinand and Merit, and Knight of the Ottoman Order of the Crescent
  • Gary Staines (b. 1963), British long-distance runner at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • John Staines, New Zealand footballer who played for the New Zealand National Team (1968-1973)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The Staines Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Staines Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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