Stannfill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Stannfill was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stannfill family lived in Yorkshire. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English "stan," meaning "stony," and "feld," meaning "field."

Early Origins of the Stannfill family

The surname Stannfill was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times where they were Lords of the manor of Stansfield and held that village which contained two churches and scattered moorland houses which were granted by Duke William,of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Stannfill family

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Stannfill Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stannfill family name include Stanfield, Standfield, Stansfield, Stansfeld and others.

Early Notables of the Stannfill family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Stannfill family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Stannfill family to immigrate North America: Fran Stanfield and his wife and four children who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683.



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