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Stanway Early Origins



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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.

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Stanway Spelling Variations


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Stanway Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stanwick, Stanwix, Stanwicks, Stenwick and others.

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Stanway Early History


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Stanway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanway research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stanway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stanway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stanway Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stanway 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 were:

Stanway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Stanway, who arrived in Kansas in 1880
  • George Stanway, who came to Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1889

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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Stanway (aged 22), a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Stanway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Stanway arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Sarah Stanway arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Richard Stanway arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Henely Stanway arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Taine Stanway arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stanway Historic Events


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Stanway Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Stanway, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Stanway Family Crest Products


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See Also


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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)

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Stanway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stanway 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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