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Stanhope Early Origins



The surname Stanhope was first found in Durham at Stanhope, a small market town in the wapentake of Darlington which "gave name to this knightly family of whom the first recorded ancestor is Walter de Stanhope, whose son Richard died at Stanhope in 1338 or 1339." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The town actually dates back further to 1183 when it was first listed as Stanhopa. Literally the town's name means "stony valley" from the Old English words "stan" + "hop." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parish of Shelford in Nottinghamshire was home to a tragic event in the family. "The manor-house [of Shelford] was garrisoned by Colonel Stanhope, son of the first earl of Chesterfield, for Charles I., and was taken by storm by Colonel Hutchinson, for the parliament, after a gallant resistance, during which Colonel Stanhope and most of his men were slain. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style; it is the burial-place of the noble family of Stanhope. An hospital called the Bede Houses, was founded and endowed in 1694, by Sir William Stanhope, for the reception and support of six of his decayed tenants. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Over in Horsley, Derbyshire another branch of the family was found in early days. "On the summit of a hill, about a mile from the church, are the ruins of the baronial castle of Horestan, or Horston, said to have been built in the twelfth century; in the time of Elizabeth, the edifice was in the possession of the Stanhope family, and, it is said, was occupied by them." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Stanhope Spelling Variations


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Stanhope Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stanhope, Stanehop, Stanehope, Stenhop, Stanhopes and others.

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Stanhope Early History


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Stanhope Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanhope research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1584, 1656, 1628, 1609, 1667, 1627, 1694, 1660, 1679, 1626, 1703, 1685, 1689, 1634, 1714, 1673, 1721, 1717, 1721, 1708, 1711, 1690 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Stanhope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stanhope Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stanhope Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Stanhope of Yorkshire; Philip Stanhope (1584-1656), 1st Earl of Chesterfield, an English nobleman, aristocrat and royalist, created the first Earl of Chesterfield by King Charles I in 1628; Katherine Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield (1609-1667), governess and confidante of Mary...

Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stanhope 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stanhope Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jasper Stanhope, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • Jonathan Stanhope, who landed in New England in 1664

Stanhope Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rivers Stanhope, who arrived in New England in 1715

Stanhope Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Stanhope who settled in New York State in 1811 with his wife
  • Mr. Stanhope, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Samuel Stanhope settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868

Stanhope Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Stanhope, who arrived in Halifax or New York in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanhope (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanhope (post 1700)



  • Doug Stanhope (b. 1967), American stand-up comedian and 2008 presidential candidate
  • William Stanhope (1719-1779), 2nd Earl of Harrington, English politician, soldier and nobleman
  • William Stanhope (1702-1772), British Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel in 1727 and Buckinghamshire (1727-1741) and (1747-1768)
  • William Stanhope (1922-2009), 11th Earl of Harrington, British captain and peer
  • Jonathon Donald Stanhope (b. 1951), current Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
  • James Richard Stanhope (1880-1967), 13th Earl of Chesterfield and 7th Earl Stanhope
  • Charles Stanhope (1887-1929), 10th Earl of Harrington

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: A Deo et rege
Motto Translation: From God and the king.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Stanhope Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stanhope 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 20 June 2016 at 12:17.

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