Stambaugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Stambaugh begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

"The name appears in Normandy during the following century as a surname, for Geoffrey, Ranulph, Waleran, Richard, and Stephen Hamon or Hammon are found on the Exchequer Rolls of the Duchy in 1180-98; and, as Hammond, became common in England. The last Abbot of Battle was a Hammond." [1]

MacCamon and its variants may hail from "MacAmoinn, son of Amundr, a Norse personal name" and was chiefly found in Edinburgh and Galloway, Scotland. [2]

Early Origins of the Stambaugh family

The surname Stambaugh was first found in Kent. The Roll of Battle Abbey reveals that two brothers, sons or grandsons of Hamon Dentatus accompanied the Conqueror in his Conquest. The first was Robert Fitz-Hamon, the renowned Conqueror of Glamorganshire and the second was Haimon, named in the Domesday Book as "Dapifer," for having received the office of Lord Steward for the King. The latter died issueless while the former had four daughters, three of which had conventual lives. [3]

The remaining daughter named Mabel married Robert Fitzroy, Earl of Gloucester. Hamon Dentatus had two other sons: Richard of Granville; and Creuquer who inherited the Barony of Chatham from Robert Fitz-Hamon and many of the Kentish estates of Hamon Dapifer. [3]

These estates were passed down to Haimon de Crévequer (died 1208) who had one son Robert Haimon. The latter joined the confederacy of Barons against Henry III., and as a consequence lost all his estates.

Later, West-Acre in Norfolk was home to a branch of the family. "It is the property of A. Hamond, Esq., whose seat here, High House, is a handsome mansion in the Italian style, finely situated in a well-wooded park. The church is partly in the early and partly in the later English style, with a square embattled tower, and contains the mausoleum of the Hamond family, and many beautiful monuments to several of its members." [4]

Early History of the Stambaugh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stambaugh research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1647, 1684, 1579, 1600, 1658, 1605, 1660, 1630, 1681, 1672, 1716, 1621, 1654, 1665 and are included under the topic Early Stambaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stambaugh Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Stambaugh has been recorded under many different variations, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.

Early Notables of the Stambaugh family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Matthew Hammond (died 1579) Unitarian ploughwright from Hetherset, Norfolk, who was executed for his beliefs; Thomas Hammond (c. 1600-1658), an officer in the New Model Army and a regicide; Henry Hammond (1605-1660), an English churchman; Thomas Hammond (1630-1681), an English-born merchant and landowner who settled in Norway, father of Sara Hammond...
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stambaugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stambaugh Ranking

In the United States, the name Stambaugh is the 8,163rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [5]

Ireland Migration of the Stambaugh family to Ireland

Some of the Stambaugh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Stambaugh migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Stambaugh or a variant listed above:

Stambaugh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Stambaugh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stambaugh (post 1700) +

  • J. Isabel Stambaugh (b. 1879), American United States Army nurse during World War I who served on the front line at a British Causality Clearing Center out of Base Hospital No. 10; one of three women who received the United States Distinguished Service Cross for her heroism during World War I
  • Joan Stambaugh (b. 1932), American philosopher and professor of philosophy at City University of New York
  • John Evan Stambaugh (1939-1990), American classical scholar and professor at Williams College from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Melanie Stambaugh (b. 1990), American politician, Member of the Washington House of Representatives (2015-)
  • Robert F. Stambaugh, American economist who specializes in econometrics and finance
  • Lyman Aldinger Stambaugh, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at York, Pennsylvania, 1964-65, 1965-73 (acting, 1964-65, 1965-66) [7]
  • Lloyd D. Stambaugh, American Republican politician, Chair of Perry County Republican Party, 1953 [7]
  • David W. Stambaugh, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864 [7]
  • Amy Stambaugh, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1952 [7]
  • John Wesley Stambaugh (1887-1970), American-born, Canadian farmer and politician, appointed to the Senate of Canada from 1949 to 1965

The Stambaugh Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per tot discrimina verun
Motto Translation: Through so many dangers

  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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