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The name Standeven reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Standeven family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Standeven family lived at Standish (St Nicolas), a parish in the union of Wheaten hurst, Upper division of the hundred of Whitstone, in Gloucestershire.

Standeven Early Origins



The surname Standeven was first found in Gloucestershire where they are conjecturally they are descended from Earl Hugh of Standish, who was undertenant of the Archbishop of York. However, Standish (St.Wilfrid), is a parish, in the unions of Wigan and Chorley, hundred of Leyland, Lancashire. It is believed that this place was anciently named Stanedich and was one of the largest towns in the south of Lancashire in which the Saxons built fortified castles for the residence of their chiefs. The castle of Standish, or its ruins have long been lost, but one of the first records of the surname was Jordan de Standish who was named in connection with the manor in area during the reign of Edward I. Standish Hall is a large brick mansion of irregular form, long the seat of the Standish family. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Standeven Spelling Variations


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Standeven Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Standish, Standishe, Standich, Standidge and others.

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Standeven Early History


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Standeven Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Standeven research. Another 441 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1332, 1392, 1740, 1857, 1790, 1584, 1656, 1621, 1662, 1659, 1660, 1633 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Standeven History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Standeven Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Standeven Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Alexander Standish; Myles Standish (Miles Standish) ( c. 1584-1656), an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony; Colonel Richard Standish (1621-1662), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Standeven 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Standeven name or one of its variants:

Standeven Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Standeven, aged 63, who landed in America, in 1892

Standeven Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fanny Standeven, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Herbert Standeven, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Herbert Standeven, aged 38, who landed in America from Halifax, in 1904
  • Samuel Standeven, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1905

Standeven Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Standeven arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Standeven (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Standeven (post 1700)



  • Guy Standeven (1925-1998), American actor who appeared in over 49 features
  • Richard Standeven, American BAFTA winning director, best known for Brookside(1982), Falling for a Dancer (1998) and Al's Lads (2002)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Standeven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Standeven 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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