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The Anglo-Saxon name Standen comes from when the family resided in the county of Nottinghamshire in an area that was referred to as stanton, which means stony ground. Standen is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. During the Middle Ages, as society became more complex, individuals needed a way to be distinguishable from others. Toponymic surnames were developed as a result of this need. Various features in the landscape or area were used to distinguish people from one another. In this case the original bearers of the surname Standen were named due to their close proximity to the stanton.

Standen Early Origins



The surname Standen was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Staunton. The first Lord was Sir Brian Staunton who was Lord of Staunton during the time of Edward the Confessor in 1047. Great East Standen Manor is a manor house on the Isle of Wight that dates to the Norman Conquest; and was once the residence of Princess Cicely (1469-1507). Nearby is Standen House, an English country house but this edifice is more recent and dates back to the 18th century. Gloucestershire is home to another village named Staunton and this village is almost as old as the former with the first listing found in 972 as Stanton [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
and then later the Domesday Book, [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
mentions a castle there belonging to Roger de Stanton, the foundations of which were cleared away a few years before. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Stanton in Northumberland was home to another branch of the family which has fallen. "The ancient manor-house, the seat of the last-named family, has been converted into a house for the reception of the poor; and a chapel which stood a little to the north of it, has altogether disappeared." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Standen Spelling Variations


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Standen Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Standen include Stanton, Staunton and others.

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Standen Early History


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Standen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Standen research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1671, 1616, 1677, 1636, 1639, 1705, 1681, 1734, 1785 and 1859 are included under the topic Early Standen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Standen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Standen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Edmund Staunton (Stanton) (1600-1671), an English clergyman, chosen by Parliament as President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Thomas Stanton (1616?-1677), English-born, settler to America c. 1636, a trader and...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Standen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Standen In Ireland


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Standen In Ireland



Some of the Standen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Standen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Standen, aged 21, who landed in America from Kent, in 1893
  • Eagan P Standen, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Standen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Standen, aged 64, who landed in America from Blackburn, in 1904
  • Herbert Standen, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Sittingbourne, England, in 1906
  • Elizabeth Rose Standen, aged 25, who settled in America from Shepperton, England, in 1907
  • Doris Annie Standen, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Sittingbourne, England, in 1907
  • Alfred Edward Standen, aged 38, who landed in America from Settingbaum, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Standen Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Standen, aged 47, who settled in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1920
  • Florence Standen, aged 45, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1920

Standen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Standen, English convict from Maidstone, Kent, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Standen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Standen, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Standen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Standen (post 1700)



  • Bobbie Standen (b. 1963), American professional baseball player
  • Amy Standen, American journalist and author
  • J. C. Standen, American politician, Mayor of Lorain, Ohio, 1928-30
  • James Alfred "Jim" Standen (b. 1935), English former football goalkeeper
  • Clive Standen (b. 1981), English actor, best known for playing Sir Gawain in the series Camelot

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. 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).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

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