The name Staorne is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a stern person. The surname Staorne is derived from the Old English word styrne,
which means severe, strict, uncompromising,
Early Origins of the Staorne family
The surname Staorne was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Grendon from early times.
Early History of the Staorne family
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Staorne Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Staorne has undergone many spelling variations
, including Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.
Early Notables of the Staorne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Staorne family to Ireland
Some of the Staorne family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Staorne family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Staorne were among those contributors: Abigail and Mary Stearns settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Isaac Stearns, his wife Mary, his son and four daughters settled in Massachusetts in 1630.