Stakehose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Stakehose family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived at Stackhouse in North Yorkshire which literally means "habitation by a steep rock or hill." [1]

Early Origins of the Stakehose family

The surname Stakehose was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Stackhouse, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Stakehose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stakehose research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1784, 1670, 1752, 1733, 1752, 1677, 1752, 1734, 1732, 1739, 1742 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Stakehose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stakehose Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Stakehose has been recorded under many different variations, including Stakehouse, Stackhouse, Stachouse, Stackhowse and others.

Early Notables of the Stakehose family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Stackhouse (1677-1752), English theologian, son of John Stackhouse (d. 1734), ultimately rector of Boldon, co. Durham. John Stackhouse, was an English administrator for...
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Migration of the Stakehose family

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Stakehoses were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Richard Stackhouse, who came to Salem, MA in 1638; Robert Stackhowse, who arrived in Virginia in 1636; John Stackhouse and his wife Margery Stackhouse who were on record in Pennsylvania in 1682.



  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print


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