The history of the Stansdige family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They 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 Stansdige family
The surname Stansdige was first found in 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 Stansdige family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stansdige research.Another 441 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1332, 1392, 1740, 1857, 1790, 1584, 1656, 1621, 1662, 1659, 1660, 1633 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Stansdige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stansdige Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Standish, Standishe, Standich, Standidge and others.
Early Notables of the Stansdige family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Alexander Standish; Myles Standish (Miles Standish) (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... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stansdige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stansdige family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Stansdige name or one of its variants: 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 ".