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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


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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:

Stalnaker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maud Stalnaker, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Germanic" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YD-9MV : 6 December 2014), Maud Stalnaker, 29 Sep 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Germanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Stalnaker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • G. W. H. Stalnaker, aged 43, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Prince Arthur" from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFW8-T5Q : 6 December 2014), G. W. H. Stalnaker, 01 Sep 1905; citing departure port Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, arrival port New York, ship name Prince Arthur, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frank D. Stalnaker, aged 55, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Fort Hamilton" from Hamilton, Bermuda [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66V-PZN : 6 December 2014), Frank D. Stalnaker, 04 Feb 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Cecilia Stalnaker, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Fort Hamilton" from Hamilton, Bermuda [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66V-PZJ : 6 December 2014), Cecilia Stalnaker, 04 Feb 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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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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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YD-9MV : 6 December 2014), Maud Stalnaker, 29 Sep 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Germanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFW8-T5Q : 6 December 2014), G. W. H. Stalnaker, 01 Sep 1905; citing departure port Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, arrival port New York, ship name Prince Arthur, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66V-PZN : 6 December 2014), Frank D. Stalnaker, 04 Feb 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66V-PZJ : 6 December 2014), Cecilia Stalnaker, 04 Feb 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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