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A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Stalnaker, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia, known for its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Stalnaker family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Stalnaker Early Origins



The surname Stalnaker was first found in Prussia, where the name Stahl was closely associated in early medieval times with the feudal society which became prominent throughout Europe. The name later emerged as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches in Bavaria and Austria. Members of this family became noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Stalnaker Spelling Variations


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Stalnaker Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Stalnaker include Stahl, Stahler, Staal, Stahle, Stahli, Stal, Stall, Stahlin, Stahelin, Stahlberg, Stalberg, Stahlburger and many more.

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Stalnaker Early History


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Stalnaker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stalnaker research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1799, 1860, 1773, 1684, 1750, 1660, 1734, 1687, 1694 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Stalnaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stalnaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stalnaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Stalnaker during this time period were Marguerite De Launay, Baronne Staal (1684-1750), French author; and George Ernst Stahl (1660-1734), a German chemist and physician, who served as...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stalnaker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Stalnakers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Johanna Stahl, who arrived in America in 1665. Martin Stal came to New York with his wife and child in 1709: Jacob Stahle arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stalnaker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stalnaker (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Stalnaker, American professor of philosophy and psychology at West Virginia University, eponym of Stalnaker Hall located there built in 1918
  • Robert C. Stalnaker (b. 1940), American educator, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • S. Wise Stalnaker, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Braxton County, 1907
  • Thomas W. Stalnaker, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Elkins, West Virginia, 1923-36 (acting, 1923)
  • Randolph Stalnaker, American Democrat politician, Secretary of State of West Virginia, 1881-85
  • Norman Stalnaker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1952
  • Laurie Stalnaker, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2012
  • Jack Vincent Stalnaker (1922-2008), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Gilmer County; Elected 1952
  • J. L. Stalnaker, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Braxton County, 1940
  • Earl H. Stalnaker (1920-2005), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Randolph County, 1955-58, 1965-74
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Stalnaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stalnaker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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