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Standifer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The present generation of the Standifer family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Stanford that was found in at least ten parishes in England.


Early Origins of the Standifer family


The surname Standifer was first found in Staffordshire but was found in various counties including: Stanford, Kent; Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire; Stanford Dingley, Berkshire; Stanford in the Vale; and Stanford le Hope in Essex. The name literally means "stone ford" or "stony ford" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
and was listed in the Domesday Book in numerous places too. The Stainforth variant called Darnall in Yorkshire their ancient family seat. "The Hall [of Darnall], built by the Staniforths, was the residence of that family for several generations, and afterwards a seat of the late Duke of Norfolk's." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Standifer family


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Standifer Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Standifer include Stamford, Stanford, Staniford, Staniforth, Stainforth, Stannford, Stanforth and many more.

Early Notables of the Standifer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Standifer family to Ireland


Some of the Standifer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Standifer family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Standifer were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Standifer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ruth Standifer, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Walter I. Standifer, aged 52, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Walter O. Standifer, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Walter Standifer, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Walter S. Standifer, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Standifer (post 1700)


  • Robert Standifer (b. 1952), American professional footballer
  • Leon Midas Calmet Standifer Jr. (b. 1925), American soldier, novelist, and professor
  • James Israel Standifer, American politician that represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives
  • Bill "Little Bill" Standifer (1853-1903), American gunman and lawman of the Old West, best remembered for killing gunman John "Pink" Higgins (1903)
  • James Israel Standifer (1782-1837), American politician, Representative from Tennessee, 1823-25, 1829-37 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. G. Standifer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1936 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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