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Staourn is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a stern person. The surname Staourn is derived from the Old English word styrne, which means severe, strict, uncompromising, and austere.

Staourn Early Origins



The surname Staourn was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Grendon from early times.

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Staourn Spelling Variations


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Staourn Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Staourn include Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.

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Staourn Early History


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Staourn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Staourn research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1607, 1596, 1683, 1660, 1664 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Staourn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Staourn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Staourn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Staourn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Staourn In Ireland


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Staourn In Ireland



Some of the Staourn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 151 words (11 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Staourn were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Staourn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Staourn 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 October 2015 at 11:14.

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