The surname was most likely originally a habitational name, taken on from Stanbridge, a village in the English county of Bedfordshire.
Early Origins of the Stanbrugge family
The surname Stanbrugge was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor in the parish of Leighton Buzzard. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1276 when Gilbert of Stanbridge was recorded with the estates.
Early History of the Stanbrugge family
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Stanbrugge Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Standbridge, Standbrige, Stanbrugge, Stanbrick, Standbridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Stanbrugge family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Stanbridge (1463-1510), an English grammarian and headmaster of Magdalen College School in 1488. He is best known for the series... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stanbrugge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stanbrugge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nathanel Stanbridg, who settled in Virginia in 1623; William Stanbridge, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Rebecca Stanbridge, who arrived in Maryland in 1663.