The ancestors of the name Stannfithy date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Stannfithy family lived in the village of Stanford that was found in at least ten parishes in England.
Early Origins of the Stannfithy family
The surname Stannfithy was first found in Staffordshire
but was found in various counties including: Stanford, Kent; Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire; Stanford Dingley, Berkshire; Stanford in the Vale; and Stanford le Hope in Essex
. The name literally means "stone ford" or "stony ford" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
and was listed in the Domesday Book
in numerous places too. The Stainforth variant called Darnall in Yorkshire
their ancient family seat
. "The Hall [of Darnall], built by the Staniforths, was the residence of that family for several generations, and afterwards a seat of the late Duke of Norfolk's." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Stannfithy family
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Stannfithy Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Stannfithy are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Stannfithy include: Stamford, Stanford, Staniford, Staniforth, Stainforth, Stannford, Stanforth and many more.
Early Notables of the Stannfithy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stannfithy family to Ireland
Some of the Stannfithy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stannfithy family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stannfithy or a variant listed above: John Stamford who settled in Virginia in 1624; Francis Stanford, his wife Grace, and six children arrived in Philadelphia in 1683; Robert Stanford and his wife Mary and son Robert arrived in Barbados in 1678.