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The ancient history of the Stanton name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the county of Nottinghamshire in an area that was referred to as stanton, which means stony ground. Stanton is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. During the Middle Ages, as society became more complex, individuals needed a way to be distinguishable from others. Toponymic surnames were developed as a result of this need. Various features in the landscape or area were used to distinguish people from one another. In this case the original bearers of the surname Stanton were named due to their close proximity to the stanton.

Stanton Early Origins



The surname Stanton was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Staunton. The first Lord was Sir Brian Staunton who was Lord of Staunton during the time of Edward the Confessor in 1047. Great East Standen Manor is a manor house on the Isle of Wight that dates to the Norman Conquest; and was once the residence of Princess Cicely (1469-1507). Nearby is Standen House, an English country house but this edifice is more recent and dates back to the 18th century. Gloucestershire is home to another village named Staunton and this village is almost as old as the former with the first listing found in 972 as Stanton [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
and then later the Domesday Book, [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
mentions a castle there belonging to Roger de Stanton, the foundations of which were cleared away a few years before. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Stanton in Northumberland was home to another branch of the family which has fallen. "The ancient manor-house, the seat of the last-named family, has been converted into a house for the reception of the poor; and a chapel which stood a little to the north of it, has altogether disappeared." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Stanton Spelling Variations


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Stanton Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Stanton include Stanton, Staunton and others.

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Stanton Early History


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Stanton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanton research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1671, 1616, 1677, 1636, 1639, 1705, 1681, 1734, 1785 and 1859 are included under the topic Early Stanton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stanton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stanton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Edmund Staunton (Stanton) (1600-1671), an English clergyman, chosen by Parliament as President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Thomas Stanton (1616?-1677), English-born, settler to America c. 1636, a trader and...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stanton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stanton In Ireland


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Stanton In Ireland



Some of the Stanton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Stanton or a variant listed above:

Stanton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Stanton settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Stanton settled in Virginia in 1634
  • Thomas Stanton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Christopher Stanton who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Christopher Stanton, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stanton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Theop Stanton, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Eliz Stanton, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Matthew Stanton, who arrived in Virginia in 1735
  • Elizabeth Stanton, who arrived in Virginia in 1739

Stanton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Stanton, who landed in New York in 1811
  • Frederick Stanton, who arrived in Mississippi in 1818
  • Aaron, Stanton Sr., who arrived in Mississippi in 1823
  • Aaron Stanton, who landed in Mississippi in 1825
  • Edward Stanton, who arrived in Mississippi in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stanton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Stanton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Stanton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. James Stanton U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 59 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Willian Stanton U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 279 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Benjamin Stanton U.E. born in Rhode Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1795 was a Blacksmith [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Stanton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Stanton, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Stanton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Stanton, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • George Stanton, aged 30, a mason, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • Elizabeth Stanton, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • George Stanton, aged 30, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen"
  • James Stanton, aged 22, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stanton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Stanton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Cath Stuart Forbes
  • William Stanton landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Clifford
  • William Stanton, aged 37, a bricklayer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Mary Stanton, aged 35, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • William Stanton, aged 13, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanton (post 1700)



  • Henry Stanton (1805-1887), American abolitionist, social reformer, attorney, journalist and politician
  • Craig Stanton (b. 1960), American race car driver and cyclist
  • Andrew Stanton (b. 1965), American two-time Academy Award winning film director, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor, known for his work on Finding Nemo (2003), WALL·E (2008) and the Toy Story movies
  • William Michael "Mike" Stanton (b. 1967), American former Major League Baseball left-handed specialist relief pitcher who played from 1989 to 2007
  • Harry Dean Stanton (b. 1926), American character actor
  • Frederick Perry Stanton (1814-1894), American politician in the 19th century
  • Frank Lebby Stanton (1857-1927), American lyricist
  • Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869), 27th United States Secretary of War during Civil War (1862-1868), 25th United States Attorney General (1860-1861)
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement
  • Nathan Stanton (b. 1981), English professional footballer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stanton Historic Events


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Stanton Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Stanton, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Samuel Ward Stanton (d. 1912), aged 42, American Second Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Stanton


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Suggested Readings for the name Stanton



  • A Record, Genealogical, Biographical, Statistical, of Thomas Stanton, of Connecticut by William A. Stanton.
  • A Williams Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Luke Stanton William's and his Wife, Olive Miller William's by Olin E. William's.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Stanton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stanton 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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