Stakehouse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Stakehouse reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stakehouse family lived at Stackhouse in North Yorkshire which literally means "habitation by a steep rock or hill." [1]

Early Origins of the Stakehouse family

The surname Stakehouse 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 Stakehouse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stakehouse 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 Stakehouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stakehouse Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stakehouse family name include Stakehouse, Stackhouse, Stachouse, Stackhowse and others.

Early Notables of the Stakehouse 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 Stakehouse family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Stakehouse family to immigrate 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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