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Stanford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Stanford family name comes from having lived in one of the many villages called Stanford, found in at least ten parishes in England. As such, the surname Stanford is classed as a habitation name, derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Stanford family


The surname Stanford was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Stamford, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Stanford family


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Stanford Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Stanford, Standerford and others.

Early Notables of the Stanford family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Stanford family to Ireland


Some of the Stanford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Stanford family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stanford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Stanford, who arrived in Virginia in 1633 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jo Stanford, aged 24, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ann Stanford, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Richard Stanford, who arrived in Maryland in 1648 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nell Stanford, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stanford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lidia Stanford, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Stanford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Stanford, aged 34, who landed in Virginia in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • S Stanford, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Stanford, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Dewitt Stanford, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Stanford, who arrived in Arkansas in 1894 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Stanford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Stanford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas Stanford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. William Stanford U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1793 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Stanford Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Stanford, who settled in Adam's Cove, Newfoundland in 1800 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Stanford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Stanford, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Thomas Stanford, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Stephen Stanford, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"
  • Elizabeth Stanford, aged 34, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
  • Ellen Stanford, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"

Stanford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Louisa Stanford, aged 21, a cook, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Thomas Stanford, aged 24, a blacksmith, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Jessie E. Stanford, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Richard Stanford, aged 29, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Lydia Stanford, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Stanford (post 1700)


  • Thomas Gerald Stanford (1924-2017), German-born, American film editor who won an Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the film West Side Story (1961)
  • Phil Stanford, American journalist and author
  • Craig Stanford (b. 1956), American Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at the University of Southern California
  • Angela Gwen Stanford (b. 1977), American LPGA professional golfer
  • Aaron Stanford (b. 1976), American film actor, best known for his roles as Pyro in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Sir Allen Stanford (b. 1950), American billionaire convicted of masterminding a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, sentenced 110 years in federal prison
  • Leland Stanford (1824-1893), American railroad builder, politician, and philanthropist, founder of Stanford University, California
  • Frank Stanford (1948-1978), American poet
  • Alan Stanford (b. 1949), English born actor, director and writer
  • Edward Stanford (1827-1904), English founder of Stanford's Ltd, a pair of map and book stores based in London and Bristol in 1853
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Stanford family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Dennis Stanford, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was later killed in action in 1942 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

Suggested Readings for the name Stanford


  • Goin' Home by Timeri Murari.
  • Moses Stanford, Minuteman by Lois Remington Smith.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  5. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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