Stamer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stamer family

The surname Stamer was first found in Suffolk, where Stanmar was the first of the family listed there in 1066. [1]

A few years later, Stanmer was listed at Bury, Suffolk in 1095. Almost 200 years later, the Latin form of the name, Stanmarus, was listed in Norfolk c. 1250. John Stamer was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296 and a few years later, Robert le Stamere was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. The name is through to have been from Stanmore (Middlesex) or Stanmer (Sussex). [2]

Great Stanmore is a parish, in the union of Hendon, hundred of Gore, county of Middlesex and is best known as the location of "the first meeting, after the conclusion of the late war, of the Prince Regent and his illustrious guests the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia, with Louis XVIII." [3] Not far away, is Little Stanmore, a parish, in the union of Hendon, hundred of Gore.

Stanmer is a parish, in the union of Newhaven, hundred of Ringmer, rape of Pevensey, ion Sussex. [3]

Some sources claim the name is from the Old English stamera for stammerer, or from Old English stamerian 'to stammer'. [4]

Early History of the Stamer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stamer research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 189 and 1897 are included under the topic Early Stamer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stamer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stammer, Stammers, Stamer, Stamers and others.

Early Notables of the Stamer family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Stamer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Stamer family to Ireland

Some of the Stamer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 98 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stamer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stamer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Grace Stamer, who arrived in Maryland in 1679 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stamer (post 1700) +

  • Joshua Lee Stamer (b. 1977), American retired NFL football linebacker, active 2001 to 2009
  • The Rt. Rev. Lovelace Tomlinson Stamer DD, VD (1829-1908), 3rd Baronet, the first Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury
  • Dr. Phil. Heinz Stamer (1887-1958), German Korvettenkapitän (Corvette captain) with the Kriegsmarine during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • William Donovan Stamer CB, CBE, DSO, MC (1895-1963), British army officer, General Officer Commanding Sudan and Eritrea


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  5. ^ 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)


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