The name Stanrs is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a stern person. The surname Stanrs is derived from the Old English word styrne,
which means severe, strict, uncompromising,
Early Origins of the Stanrs family
The surname Stanrs was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Grendon from early times.
Early History of the Stanrs family
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Stanrs Spelling Variations
Stanrs has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Stanrs have been found, including Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.
Early Notables of the Stanrs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stanrs family to Ireland
Some of the Stanrs family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Stanrs family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Stanrss to arrive on North American shores: Abigail and Mary Stearns settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Isaac Stearns, his wife Mary, his son and four daughters settled in Massachusetts in 1630.