Stanmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stanmore family

The surname Stanmore was first found in Suffolk, where Stanmar was the first of the family listed there in 1066. [1]

A few years later, Stanmer was listed at Bury, Suffolk in 1095. Almost 200 years later, the Latin form of the name, Stanmarus, was listed in Norfolk c. 1250. John Stamer was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296 and a few years later, Robert le Stamere was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. The name is through to have been from Stanmore (Middlesex) or Stanmer (Sussex). [2]

Great Stanmore is a parish, in the union of Hendon, hundred of Gore, county of Middlesex and is best known as the location of "the first meeting, after the conclusion of the late war, of the Prince Regent and his illustrious guests the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia, with Louis XVIII." [3] Not far away, is Little Stanmore, a parish, in the union of Hendon, hundred of Gore.

Stanmer is a parish, in the union of Newhaven, hundred of Ringmer, rape of Pevensey, ion Sussex. [3]

Some sources claim the name is from the Old English stamera for stammerer, or from Old English stamerian 'to stammer'. [4]

Early History of the Stanmore family

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Stanmore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stammer, Stammers, Stamer, Stamers and others.

Early Notables of the Stanmore family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Stanmore family to Ireland

Some of the Stanmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 98 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stanmore migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stanmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jonathan Stanmore, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [5]
Stanmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrich Stanmore, aged 12, who landed in America from Monaghan, in 1895
  • Henry Stanmore, aged 30, who settled in America from Manchester, in 1897
Stanmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Florence Stanmore, aged 30, who landed in America from Bournemouth, in 1903
  • Ruby Stanmore, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1915
  • Edward Stanmore, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919

Australia Stanmore migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stanmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Margaret Stanmore, (b. 1821), aged 27, Cornish housemaid from Illogan, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Berkshire" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 3rd October 1848 [6]
  • Miss Christina Charlot Stanmore, (b. 1829), aged 19, Cornish housemaid from Illogan, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Berkshire" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 3rd October 1848 [6]
  • Miss Charlotte (Christina) Stanmore, (b. 1829), aged 19, Cornish house maid from Illogan, Cornwall, UK departing from Plymouth on 9th June 1848 aboard the ship "Berkshire" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 3rd October 1848 [7]
  • Miss Margret Stanmore, (b. 1811), aged 37, Cornish house maid from Illogan, Cornwall, UK departing from Plymouth on 9th June 1848 aboard the ship "Berkshire" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 3rd October 1848 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stanmore (post 1700) +

  • Frank Stanmore (1877-1943), English actor who appeared in 76 films
  • Charles Stanmore (1924-2012), Australian fencer at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Frank Stanmore (d. 2005), Australian rugby league footballer


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf


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