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Stairs Early Origins



The surname Stairs 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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Stairs Spelling Variations


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Stairs Spelling Variations



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

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Stairs Early History


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Stairs Early History



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

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Stairs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stairs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stairs 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:

Stairs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Noble Stairs, who landed in America in 1795 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Stairs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Stairs, who arrived in New York in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stairs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stairs (post 1700)



  • Jess M. Stairs (b. 1942), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1977-2008)
  • William James Stairs (b. 1956), Canadian politician, former Director of Communications for Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper
  • Denis Stairs B.Eng. OBE (1889-1980), Canadian engineer and businessman from Nova Scotia
  • William Machin Stairs (1789-1865), Canadian merchant, banker, and politician, Member of the Legislature for Halifax (1841-1843)
  • Allen Edison Stairs (1924-2010), Canadian businessman and politician
  • Ernest Whitfield Stairs (1873-1941), Canadian farmer and politician, MLA for York County, New Brunswick (1935-1939)
  • Matthew Wade "Matt" Stairs (b. 1968), Canadian Major League Baseball outfielder, first baseman and designated hitter who played from 1992 to 2011, World Series champion (2008)
  • Harriet H Stairs (b. 1945), Canadian Executive V.P. Bank of Montreal, Board of Governors of McGill University and Ryerson University
  • John Fitzwilliam Stairs (1848-1904), Canadian businessman, politician from Nova Scotia, elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1879
  • William Grant Stairs (1863-1892), Canadian explorer of Africa, member of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition led by Henry Morton Stanley in 1887

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Stairs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stairs 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.

This page was last modified on 28 May 2014 at 14:15.

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