Stanway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Stanway family
The surname Stanway was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Stanwick, a parish just outside Carlisle. There is another Stanwick in Northamptonshire and no doubt, the two are related. In this later case, Stanwick dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Stanwige and later in the 10th century as Stanwigga. The name literally means "the rocking of logan-stone" derived from the Old English words "stan" + "wigga."  Stanwick Hall still stands today and it is believed to have been built in the 17th century. Moving further north, Stanwick St John is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire and today is the site of the Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications, a huge Iron Age hill fort comprising over 9 kilometers (6 miles) of ditches and ramparts. Alia Stenweghe was under tenant of Count Alan of Brettagne, his liege Lord, at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086. It is from this source that the surname is descended.
Early History of the Stanway family
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Stanway Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Stanwick, Stanwix, Stanwicks, Stenwick and others.
Early Notables of the Stanway family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Brigadier General Thomas Stanwix (1670-1725), a British Army officer, politician and Governor of Gibraltar (711-1720.) He was also Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 1714 until 1720. He left his estates in Carlisle and Middlesex to his wife, and on her death to his nephew John Roos, on condition that he assumed the surname of Stanwix.
John Stanwix (c. 1690-1766), born John Roos, in Widmerpool, Nottinghamshire, inherited the estates of his uncle Thomas Stanwix, and adopted the name of Stanwix. He entered the army and rose to become Captain of the grenadiers in...
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Stanway migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stanway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Stanway, who arrived in Kansas in 1880
- George Stanway, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1889
Stanway migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stanway Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Henry Stanway, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
- Rose Stanway, who settled in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island sometime between 1888 and 1901
Stanway Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Herbert Stanway, who settled in Charlottetown, PEI in 1901
Stanway migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Stanway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Stanway (aged 22), a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
- Mr. James Stanway, (b. 1834), aged 22, Cornish carpenter from Truro, Cornwall, UKtravelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 
- Mrs. Grace Stanway (née Stephens), (b. 1834), aged 22, Cornish settler from Truro, Cornwall, UKtravelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 
- Miss Mary Stanway, (b. 1837), aged 24, Cornish general servant departing from Soton on 9th June 1861 aboard the ship "Atalanta" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 31st August 1861 
Stanway migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Stanway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Randall Stanway, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Martaban" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th October 1856 
- Thomas Stanway, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
- Sarah Stanway, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
- Richard Stanway, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
- Henely Stanway, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanway (post 1700) +
Historic Events for the Stanway family +
- Mr. Stanway, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking 
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