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Early Origins of the Stallings family

The surname Stallings was first found in eastern Norfolk at Stalham, a post-town and parish, in the Tunstead and Happing incorporation, hundred of Happing. "The town or village is spacious, and a considerable trade in corn is carried on, for which there are commodious wharfs, one at Wayford Bridge, and another to the south. The church is a handsome structure in the early and later English styles, with a square embattled tower; it has the remains of a richly-carved screen, and the font is elaborately sculptured. " 1

The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was recorded as Stalham. 2 The name probably means "homestead by the fishing pool," from the Old English "stall" + "ham." 3

It is here that we find the first record of the family, Alfwin Stalun who was recorded in the Feet of Fines for 1202. From this earliest entry, the family quickly spread throughout ancient Britain. Alexander Stalon was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire in 1275; and later, John Staloun in the Subsidy Rolls for Suffolk in 1327. 4

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Nicholas de Stalham; Ralph Stalum; and Herbert Stalun as all holding lands in Norfolk at the time. 5

Years later, again in Norfolk, Jeffrey de Stalham, was bailiff of Yarmouth in 1336; William de Stallon, bailiff of Norwich in 1367; and John de Stalham was listed there in 1370. 6

Early History of the Stallings family

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Stallings Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stalling, Stallin, Stallun, Stalun, Stallen, Stallion, Stallon, Stallingburgh and many more.

Early Notables of the Stallings family

Distinguished members of the family include John Stalham (d. 1681), English Puritan divine who was born in Norfolk, and although he is said to have been educated at Oxford, is doubtless the John Stalham who became sizar of Christ's College, Cambridge, April 1617. His son John, admitted to the same college in 1667, was born at Terling, where the puritan divine was beneficed. He was ‘first preacher of the gospel’ at Edinburgh, and on 5 May 1632 was instituted vicar of Terling, Essex, in place of Thomas Weld, who...
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Stallings Ranking

In the United States, the name Stallings is the 1,676th most popular surname with an estimated 17,409 people with that name. 7

United States Stallings migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stallings Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dani Stallings, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607 8
Stallings Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. A. Stallings, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Olive Stallings, aged 48, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Andrew Stallings, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • J.M. Stallings, aged 18, who landed in America from Port Arthur, in 1919
  • Gilford L. Stallings, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Stallings (post 1700) +

  • Alva Donald Stallings (b. 1938), former American football defensive lineman
  • Alicia Elsbeth Stallings (b. 1968), American poet, and translator
  • Mary Stallings (b. 1939), American jazz vocalist
  • Laurence Tucker Stallings (1894-1968), American playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, literary critic
  • George Tweedy Stallings (1867-1929), American manager and Major League Baseball player
  • Richard Howard Stallings (b. 1940), American representative for Idaho Second District in the House of Representatives
  • John Robert Stallings Jr. (1935-2008), American mathematician known for his seminal contributions to geometric group theory awarded the Cole Prize for Algebra in 1970
  • Eugene Clifton Stallings Jr. (b. 1935), former American football player and coach
  • George C. Stallings (b. 1847), American Democratic Party politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Durham County, 1913-14 9
  • Brenda Stallings, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2004 9
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Kermit Braxton Stallings, American Fireman First Class from North Carolina, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 10

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  6. Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  7. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  8. 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)
  9. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from
  10. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook