Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the settlement called Statham in the county of Cheshire. The surname Stait belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Stait family
Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Stait family
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Stait Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Stait include Statham, Stathem, Stathum and others.
Early Notables of the Stait family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stait family to Ireland
Some of the Stait family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Stait family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Stait were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Stait Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Stait Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Stait (post 1700)
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