The saga of the Stanhouse family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in the old barony of Stenhouse, which was in the parish of Larbert in the county of Stirling.
Early Origins of the Stanhouse family
The surname Stanhouse was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Stanhouse family
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Stanhouse Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Stanhouse has been written Stenhouse, Stanhouse and others.
Early Notables of the Stanhouse family (pre 1700)
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Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Stanhouse:
Stanhouse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
George Stanhouse, aged 58, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Umbria" from Liverpool, England
Andrew Stanhouse, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Bruyere" from Para, Brazil 
Eupheria Stanhouse, aged 56, originally from Southampton, England, arrived in New York City, New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Canopic" from Southampton, England
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: Fortis et fidelis Motto Translation: Brave and faithful.