England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Standidge family lived at Standish (St Nicolas), a parish in the union of Wheaten hurst, Upper division of the hundred of Whitstone, in Gloucestershire.
Early Origins of the Standidge family
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Standidge family
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Standidge Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Standidge include Standish, Standishe, Standich, Standidge and others.
Early Notables of the Standidge family (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...
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Migration of the Standidge family to the New World and Oceana
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Standidges to arrive on North American shores:
Standidge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Standidge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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