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Stanshope Early Origins



The surname Stanshope was first found in Durham at Stanhope, a small market town in the wapentake of Darlington which "gave name to this knightly family of whom the first recorded ancestor is Walter de Stanhope, whose son Richard died at Stanhope in 1338 or 1339." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The town actually dates back further to 1183 when it was first listed as Stanhopa. Literally the town's name means "stony valley" from the Old English words "stan" + "hop." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parish of Shelford in Nottinghamshire was home to a tragic event in the family. "The manor-house [of Shelford] was garrisoned by Colonel Stanhope, son of the first earl of Chesterfield, for Charles I., and was taken by storm by Colonel Hutchinson, for the parliament, after a gallant resistance, during which Colonel Stanhope and most of his men were slain. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style; it is the burial-place of the noble family of Stanhope. An hospital called the Bede Houses, was founded and endowed in 1694, by Sir William Stanhope, for the reception and support of six of his decayed tenants. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Over in Horsley, Derbyshire another branch of the family was found in early days. "On the summit of a hill, about a mile from the church, are the ruins of the baronial castle of Horestan, or Horston, said to have been built in the twelfth century; in the time of Elizabeth, the edifice was in the possession of the Stanhope family, and, it is said, was occupied by them." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Stanshope Spelling Variations


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Stanshope Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stanhope, Stanehop, Stanehope, Stenhop, Stanhopes and others.

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Stanshope Early History


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Stanshope Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanshope research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1584, 1656, 1628, 1609, 1667, 1627, 1694, 1660, 1679, 1626, 1703, 1685, 1689, 1634, 1714, 1673, 1721, 1717, 1721, 1708, 1711, 1690 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Stanshope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stanshope Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stanshope Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Stanhope of Yorkshire; Philip Stanhope (1584-1656), 1st Earl of Chesterfield, an English nobleman, aristocrat and royalist, created the first Earl of Chesterfield by King Charles I in 1628; Katherine Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield (1609-1667), governess and confidante of Mary...

Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stanshope Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Stanhope who settled in New York State in 1811 with his wife; Samuel Stanhope settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: A Deo et rege
Motto Translation: From God and the king.


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  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Stanshope Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stanshope Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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