The name Stanndege was brought to England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Stanndege family lived at Standish (St Nicolas), a parish in the union of Wheaten hurst, Upper division of the hundred
of Whitstone, in Gloucestershire
Early Origins of the Stanndege family
The surname Stanndege was first found in Gloucestershire
where they are conjecturally they are descended from Earl Hugh of Standish, who was undertenant
of the Archbishop of York. However, Standish (St.Wilfrid), is a parish, in the unions of Wigan and Chorley, hundred
of Leyland, Lancashire
. It is believed that this place was anciently named Stanedich and was one of the largest towns in the south of Lancashire
in which the Saxons
built fortified castles for the residence of their chiefs. The castle of Standish, or its ruins have long been lost, but one of the first records of the surname was Jordan de Standish who was named in connection with the manor in area during the reign of Edward I
. Standish Hall is a large brick mansion of irregular form, long the seat of the Standish family. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Stanndege family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanndege research.Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1332, 1392, 1740, 1857, 1790, 1584, 1656, 1633, 1690, 1535, 1445, 1507, 1570, 1507, 1611, 1615, 1621, 1662, 1659 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Stanndege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stanndege Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Standish, Standishe, Standich, Standidge and others.
Early Notables of the Stanndege family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Myles Standish (Miles Standish) (c.
1584-1656), an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony.
Captain Josiah Standish, (c.
1633-1690), son of Captain Myles Standish, participated in King Philip's War and tracked the Wampanoag chief, Metacomet to Mt. Hope... Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stanndege Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stanndege family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Stanndege or a variant listed above: Dorothy Standich who settled in Virginia in 1635; Sarah Standidge settled in New England
in 1753; James Standish settled in Virginia in 1623; George Standish with his wife Dorothy settled in Virginia in 1643. and Captain Miles Standish sailed on the ".
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.