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Early Origins of the Stallion family

The surname Stallion 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 Stallion family

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Stallion Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stallion family (pre 1700)

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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New Zealand Stallion migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Stallion Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Agnes S. Stallion, (b. 1835), aged 27, English nurse, from Middlesex travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen of Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 20th October 1862 [7]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  7. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from on Facebook