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The name Stanfill was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stanfill family lived in Yorkshire. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English "stan," meaning "stony," and "feld," meaning "field."

Stanfill Early Origins



The surname Stanfill was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times where they were Lords of the manor of Stansfield and held that village which contained two churches and scattered moorland houses which were granted by Duke William,of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Stanfill Spelling Variations


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Stanfill Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Stanfield, Standfield, Stansfield, Stansfeld and others.

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Stanfill Early History


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Stanfill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanfill research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1508 and 1587 are included under the topic Early Stanfill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stanfill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stanfill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stanfill 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Stanfill or a variant listed above were: Fran Stanfield and his wife and four children who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanfill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanfill (post 1700)



  • William Thomas "Bill" Stanfill (1947-2016), American AFL and NFL defensive end who played from 1969 to 1976, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Dennis Carothers Stanfill, American business executive, Rhodes Scholar and philanthropist, CEO of the 20th Century Fox Film Corporation (1971-1981)
  • William Abner Stanfill (1892-1971), American politician, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky
  • Kristian Paul Stanfill (b. 1983), American Christian rock singer-songwriter
  • Louis Stanfill (b. 1985), American rugby union player
  • William Thomas Stanfill (b. 1947), American former defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the American Football League

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Stanfill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stanfill 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 November 2016 at 15:06.

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