Stantish is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Stantish family 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 Stantish family
The surname Stantish 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 Stantish family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stantish 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 Stantish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stantish Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stantish family name include Standish, Standishe, Standich, Standidge and others.
Early Notables of the Stantish 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 Stantish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stantish family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Stantish family to immigrate North America: 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.