England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stanndish 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 Stanndish family
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 Stanndish family
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Stanndish Spelling Variations
spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Stanndish were recorded, including Standish, Standishe, Standich, Standidge and others.
Early Notables of the Stanndish family (pre 1700)
(c. 1584-1656), an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony; Colonel Richard Standish (1621-1662), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in...
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Migration of the Stanndish family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Stanndish arrived in North America very early: 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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