Early Origins of the Stainor family
The surname Stainor 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 Stainor family
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Stainor Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Stainor has undergone many spelling variations
, including Stainer, Stayner, Stiner, Styner, Stainor, Staynor, Stynor and many more.
Early Notables of the Stainor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stainor family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Stainor were among those contributors: 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..