Early Origins of the Stanwix family
The surname Stanwix 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." 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.
Early History of the Stanwix family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanwix research.Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1670, 1725, 1714, 1720, 1690, 1766, 1739, 1741, 1745, 1752, 1763, 1741, 1742, 1746, 1761, 1766, 1758 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Stanwix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stanwix Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Stanwick, Stanwix, Stanwicks, Stenwick and others.
Early Notables of the Stanwix 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... Another 145 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stanwix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stanwix family to Ireland
Some of the Stanwix family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stanwix family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stanwix Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Stanwix, who settled in Philadelphia in 1756