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The ancestors of the Stannard family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Old English personal name Stanehard, meaning stone hard.

Stannard Early Origins



The surname Stannard was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, Stanard, Stannard, Stanhard, Stanhert all appear in the Domesday Book as tenants of properties in Bury St Edmunds. 34 Knights were registered to the town.

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Stannard Spelling Variations


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Stannard Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Stannard, Stanard, Stanhert, Stanart, Stanhart, Stonhard, Stonnard, Stonard, Stonerd, Stannert and many more.

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Stannard Early History


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Stannard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stannard research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1222, 1327, and 1450 are included under the topic Early Stannard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stannard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stannard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stannard 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Stannard or a variant listed above:

Stannard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Stannard settled in Virginia in 1695
  • Jos Stannard, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Stannard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. F. Stannard, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1896
  • George Stannard, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Stannard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Chas. F. Stannard, aged 41, who emigrated to America from London, in 1903
  • Chas. Fredk. Stannard, aged 44, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1905
  • James Rea Stannard, aged 10, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Edward Stannard, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1906
  • Florence Lee Stannard, aged 21, who settled in America from Brighouse, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stannard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Stannard settled in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas Stannard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stannard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stannard (post 1700)



  • David Edward Stannard (b. 1941), American historian and Professor of American Studies at the University of Hawaii
  • George J. Stannard (1820-1886), Union general in the American Civil War
  • Joseph Stannard, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Killingworth, 1834-35
  • Henry M. Stannard, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 19th District, 1872-73
  • Harvey B. Stannard, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Barkhamsted, 1870
  • George E. Stannard, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Orange, 1908, 1912
  • G. J. Stannard, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1868
  • Elisha W. Stannard, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1868
  • Edward P. Stannard, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Westbrook, 1902
  • E. C. Stannard, American politician, Mayor of Shawnee, Oklahoma, 1937
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stannard Historic Events


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Stannard Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. George W Stannard (b. 1908), English Sick Berth Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Wandsworth, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. 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.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  11. ...

The Stannard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stannard 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.

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