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The Stanbery history begins in Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. Quite distinct from Devon, the adjoining county, Cornwall had its own spoken language until the late 18th century. The Stanbery history began here. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames were derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. The Stanbery family originally lived at the manor of Stanbury in Morwinstowe, Cornwall.

Stanbery Early Origins



The surname Stanbery was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Stanbury in Morwinstowe, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Stanbery Spelling Variations


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Stanbery Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Stanbury, Stanberie, Standborough, Stanborough, Stanbrough, Stanberry, Stanburry, Stansbury, Stainsbury and many more.

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Stanbery Early History


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Stanbery Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanbery research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1474, 1448, 1453, 1453, 1474, 1670, 1720, 1706 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Stanbery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stanbery Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stanbery Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stanbery 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



Early records show that people bearing the name Stanbery arrived in North America quite early:

Stanbery Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Stanbery, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Lortah Stanbery, aged 50, who arrived in America, in 1913
  • Louise E. Stanbery, aged 31, who arrived in Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1914
  • Alexander B. Stanbery, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanbery (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanbery (post 1700)



  • William Stanbery (1788-1873), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1827-1833)
  • Henry Stanbery (1803-1881), American lawyer and 28th United States Attorney General (1866-1868)
  • William Stanbery (1788-1873), American politician, Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1827-33
  • Jonas Stanbery, American Republican politician, Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Lucas County, 1897
  • John S. Stanbery (b. 1962), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2004

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Stanbery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stanbery 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 13 November 2015 at 11:04.

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