Stand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Stand name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Staines in the counties of Middlesex and Surrey. The latter appears in the Domesday Book [1] as "Stanes" derived from the Old English word "stan" and meant "place at the stones". [2]

One of the first records of the name was Sir William Staine who married into the Yarboroughs of Heslington Hall about the year 1100.

Early Origins of the Stand family

The surname Stand was first found in Middlesex at Staines, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Spelthorne. [3] [4] [5] [6]

Staines-upon-Thames, commonly referred to simply as Staines, is a town on the River Thames in the borough of Spelthorne in Surrey (in the historic county of Middlesex.)

Early records also revealed Richard of Staines (or Richard de Stanes) (d. 1277), a English clerical judge who acted as an Itinerant Justice, then was appointed justice of the Court of King's Bench in 1209 and finally Lord Chief Justice in 1269.

Later Yorkshire was a place of note to the family. They may have given their name to a number of places in Yorkshire including several Staintons, Stainland, Stainforth or Stainburn.

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 include: Richard de Stanes in Kent [4] and later William de Staines, Kent, Henry III- Edward I (during the reign from Henry III-Edward I) [7]

Over in Norfolk, William de Stanes, was rector of Welborne, Norfolk in 1328. [8]

Early History of the Stand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stand research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1725, 1613, 1665, 1640, 1776, 1830, 1776, 1789, 1792, 1795, 1796, 1798, 1799, 1802, 1803, 1804 and 1805 are included under the topic Early Stand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stand Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Stand has undergone many spelling variations, including Stain, Staine, Staines, Stane, Stanes, Stayn and others.

Early Notables of the Stand family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Staines of Thanet; and Peter Stent (c. 1613-1665), from the early 1640s until his death, he was one of the largest printsellers in London. He died in the Great Plague of London and his business was taken over by John Overton. Sir Thomas Staines (1776-1830), Captain in the Navy, was born near Margate in 1776, and entered the navy in December 1789 on board the Solebay, in which he served on the West India station till May 1792. In December he joined the Speedy brig commanded by Captain Charles Cunningham, with whom he went...
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United States Stand migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Stand were among those contributors:

Stand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ollive Stand, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [9]
Stand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Barney Stand, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [9]

Australia Stand migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stand Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Stand (post 1700) +

  • Murray W. Stand, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 14th District, 1938 [11]
  • Bert Stand, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952 [11]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, 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. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  6. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  7. ^ Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  8. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  9. ^ 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)
  10. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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