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The distinguished surname Stam is Dutch in origin. It is thought to be derived from the Old High German "stamme," meaning "tree trunk," and was most likely first borne by someone who lived near an outstanding tree. Alternatively, the name may have been initially bestowed as a nickname on someone who had a strong, trunk-like build.

Stam Early Origins



The surname Stam was first found in Holland, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The name could also be found at an early period in the neighboring country of Germany, where Guntram Stamme was recorded to be living in the northern province of Hesse in 1397. The Stam family was instrumental during this early period, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Dutch society.

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Stam Spelling Variations


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Stam Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stam, Stamme, Stamli, Stemme and others.

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Stam Early History


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Stam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stam research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1457, 1620, 1666, and 1798 are included under the topic Early Stam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stam Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stam 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dirk Corsen Stam, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1634
  • Dirck Corsz Stam, who landed in New York in 1638

Stam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Stam, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Johann Adam Stam, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Werner Stam, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Jacob Stam, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Adam Stam, who landed in America in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Willemina Stam, aged 28, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Klaas Stam, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stam (post 1700)



  • Paul B. "Skip" Stam Jr. (b. 1950), American politician, Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (2003-)
  • Katie R. Stam, American model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss America 2009
  • Marieke Stam (b. 1961), Dutch speed skater at the 1988 Winter Olympics
  • Caroline Stam, Dutch contemporary classical soprano
  • Hans Stam (1919-1996), Dutch Olympic bronze medalist water polo player at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Danny Stam (b. 1972), Dutch retired cyclist, nicknamed "De kleine diesel" (The little diesel)
  • Mart Stam (1889-1986), Dutch architect, urban planner, and furniture designer
  • Ron Theodorus "Ronnie" Stam (b. 1984), Dutch footballer
  • Stefan Stam (b. 1979), Dutch footballer who has played since 2001
  • Jaap Stam (b. 1972), Dutch retired footballer who played from 1992 to 2007, member of the Netherlands National Team (1996-2004)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Stam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stam 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2014 at 20:41.

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