The Norman Conquest
in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Stantedge family, who 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 Stantedge family
The surname Stantedge 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 Stantedge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stantedge research.Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1332, 1392, 1740, 1857, 1790, 1584, 1656, 1633, 1690, 1535, 1445, 1507, 1570, 1507, 1611, 1615, 1621, 1662, 1659 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Stantedge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stantedge Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Stantedge were recorded, including Standish, Standishe, Standich, Standidge and others.
Early Notables of the Stantedge family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Myles Standish (Miles Standish) (c.
1584-1656), an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony.
Captain Josiah Standish, (c.
1633-1690), son of Captain Myles Standish, participated in King Philip's War and tracked the Wampanoag chief, Metacomet to Mt. Hope... Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stantedge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stantedge family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Stantedge arrived in North America very early: 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 ".
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.