States History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the States family

The surname States was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. Originally from France Gletto Statel moved to Naples and obtained from King Roberto the title and privileges of Count for his descendants, as well as the Duchess of Bourgogne for his wife as Countess di Statel in 1314. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the States family

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States Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Statles, Statella, Statel, Stattel, Stettell and others.

Early Notables of the States family (pre 1700)

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United States States migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

States Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis States, who settled in America in 1726
States Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isaac States, who arrived in New York in 1847
  • George States, who settled in New York in 1847
  • John States, who settled in Portland, ME in 1858

Canada States migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

States Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Ferdinand States U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 407 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]
  • Ms. Margaret States U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]
  • Mr. Philip States U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name States (post 1700) +

  • Michael A. States, American politician, Representative from Alaska at-large, 1992
  • Jim States, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State Senate 19th District, 2004
  • James N. States (b. 1840), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate, 1889-90, 1907 (8th District 1889-90, 10th District 1907)
  • Mrs. J. H. States, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1944
  • States Rights Gist (1831-1864), American lawyer from Union South Carolina, Confederate Army brigadier general who served in the American Civil War


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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