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Stair Early Origins



The surname Stair was first found in Kent 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 year 1195 when William de Stegre held estates in that county.

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Stair Spelling Variations


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Stair Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stair, Stayre, Stayer and others.

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Stair Early History


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Stair Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stair research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Stair History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stair Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stair Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stair 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stair Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Stair, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Stair Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Cecil Stair, aged 27, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Queenstown, Ireland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXLQ-64D : 6 December 2014), Arthur Cecil Stair, 13 Nov 1907; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John F. Stair, aged 51, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Monterey" from Havana, Cuba [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPZ-34M : 6 December 2014), John F. Stair, 06 Jun 1908; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Monterey, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Charles Stair, aged 49, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64H-3M2 : 6 December 2014), Charles Stair, 13 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Arthur Cecil Stair, aged 39, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FP-D2K : 6 December 2014), Arthur Cecil Stair, 26 Jan 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Georgia Stair, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Fort Hamilton" from Hamilton, Bermuda [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ND-K4Q : 6 December 2014), Georgia Stair, 18 Apr 1921; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stair (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stair (post 1700)



  • Grace Cookson Stair, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920
  • Fred R. Stair (1892-1972), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1942-43
  • E. D. Stair, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908
  • Carlyle B. Stair, American politician, Village President of Downers Grove, Illinois, 1942
  • Arlan Stair, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948

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Stair Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXLQ-64D : 6 December 2014), Arthur Cecil Stair, 13 Nov 1907; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPZ-34M : 6 December 2014), John F. Stair, 06 Jun 1908; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Monterey, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64H-3M2 : 6 December 2014), Charles Stair, 13 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FP-D2K : 6 December 2014), Arthur Cecil Stair, 26 Jan 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ND-K4Q : 6 December 2014), Georgia Stair, 18 Apr 1921; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Stair Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stair 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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