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The illustrious surname Stanbury finds its origin in the rocky, sea swept coastal area of southwestern England known as Cornwall. Although surnames were fairly widespread in medieval England, people were originally known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted is extremely interesting. As populations grew, people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Under the Feudal System of government, surnames evolved and they often reflected life on the manor and in the field. Lords and their tenants often became known by the name of the feudal territory they owned or lived on. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. This was due to the heavy political and cultural influence of the English upon the Cornish People at the time that surnames first came into use. Local surnames were derived from where a person lived, held land, or was born. While many Cornish surnames of this sort appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames derived from lost or unrecorded place names. The name Stanbury is a local type of surname and the Stanbury family lived at the manor of Stanbury in Morwinstowe, Cornwall.

Stanbury Early Origins



The surname Stanbury 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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Stanbury Spelling Variations


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Stanbury 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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Stanbury Early History


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Stanbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanbury 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 Stanbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stanbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stanbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Stanbury:

Stanbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Josiah Stanbury (also Stanborough) who settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630
  • Josiah Stanbury, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Thomas Stanbury, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1652
  • Roger Stanbury arrived in Jamaica in 1661
  • Nathanial Stanbury arrived in New England in 1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stanbury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gertard Stanbury, who arrived in Carolina in 1724
  • Gertrude Stanbury arrived in California in 1724

Stanbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Stanbury, who landed in New York, NY in 1833

Stanbury Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Stanbury settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1790 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Stanbury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Stanbury arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • John Stanbury arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • Nancy Stanbury arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • Mary Stanbury arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • Thomas Prout Stanbury arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanbury (post 1700)



  • Nathan Stanbury, American politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1706-07
  • Sidney Stanbury, Professor of Medicine
  • Gilbert Stanbury, Diplomat
  • Richard Stanbury, Diplomat

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Stanbury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stanbury 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.

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