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The name Standish was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Standish family lived at Standish (St Nicolas), a parish in the union of Wheaten hurst, Upper division of the hundred of Whitstone, in Gloucestershire.

Standish Early Origins



The surname Standish 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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Standish Spelling Variations


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Standish Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Standish has been recorded under many different variations, including Standish, Standishe, Standich, Standidge and others.

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Standish Early History


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Standish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Standish 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 Standish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Standish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Standish 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 Standish 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Standishs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Standish Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Captain Miles Standish sailed on the "Mayflower" in 1620, landed in Plymouth Massachusetts in October of that year, with his wife Rose. He later became military captain of the settlement at Plymouth, supervised the defenses, and negotiated with the Indians. He was immortalized by Longfellow and Lowell
  • Rose Standish, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Myles Standish, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • James Standish settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Barbara Standish, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1623
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Standish Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Standish, who arrived in South Carolina in 1724

Standish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Standish, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J D Standish, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • G H Standish, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mrs. Standish, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Standish, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Standish Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Standish arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Childe Harold" in 1849
  • George Standish, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Margaret Standish, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag"

Standish Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T Standish landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1842
  • Thomas Standish, aged 34, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Standish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Standish (post 1700)



  • Dr. Hilda Crosby Standish (1902-2005), American pioneer in the birth control movement in the state of Connecticut, inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in 1994
  • Timothy G Standish PhD, American research scientist at the Geoscience Research Institute (GRI)
  • K Allen Standish, Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • William Lloyd Standish, American judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Alex Standish (b. 1963), American intelligence analyst and military expert
  • Frank Hall Standish (1799-1840), born Frank Hall, an English landowner and an art and book collector
  • Leanna J Standish N.D., Ph.D., Dipl. of Acup., Senior Research Scientist and former Director of the Bastyr University Research Institute

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Standish Historic Events


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Standish Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. George Frederick Standish (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Croydon Park, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Standish


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Suggested Readings for the name Standish



  • Standish Families Compendium for Mayflower Research by Walter H. McIntosh.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Standish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Standish 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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