State History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, State is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the settlement called Statham in the county of Cheshire. The surname State belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the State family

The surname State was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the State family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our State research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1388 and 1467 are included under the topic Early State History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

State Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. State has been spelled many different ways, including Statham, Stathem, Stathum and others.

Early Notables of the State family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early State Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States State migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first States to arrive in North America:

State Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John State, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [1]
  • Edward State, who landed in Maryland in 1677 [1]

Australia State migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

State Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George State, British convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Cornwall" on 28th February 1851, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th March 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook