The roots of the distinguished German surname Stansal lie in the province of Silesia
. The name is derived from "Stenz" or "Stenzel," both short forms of the personal name
"Stenzlaw" or "Stanislaw," and indicates "son of Stenzel."
Early Origins of the Stansal family
The surname Stansal was first found in Silesia
, where the name is thought to have first emerged. It was frequent as both a surname and a personal name
in most cities of the region, particularly in Liegnitz. The young Stansal family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of mediaeval Silesian society.
Early History of the Stansal family
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Stansal Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Stenzel, Stenzle, Stenczel, Stentzel, Stenz, Stentz, Stenzell, Stentzell, Stansel, Stansell, Stansal and many more.
Early Notables of the Stansal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stansal family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henrich Stentz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1733; Samuel Stenzel, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Newfoundland after fighting in the American Revolution, Caroline Stenz, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1853.