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The Anglo-Saxon name Statham comes from when the family resided in the settlement called Statham in the county of Cheshire. The surname Statham belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

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Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Statham include Statham, Stathem, Stathum and others.

First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Statham research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Statham History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Statham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Statham settled in Maryland in 1633
  • Thomas Statham, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • Hugh Statham, who landed in Virginia in 1667
  • Mary Statham who landed in America in 1699

Statham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Jonatham Statham settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840

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  • Jason Statham (b. 1972), popular English actor
  • John Brian Statham (1930-2000), one of the finest bowlers in the history of cricket
  • Kyley Statham (b. 1987), Canadian actress
  • Norman Statham, CMG H.M. Diplomatic Service


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  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Statham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Statham 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 28 June 2013 at 22:38.

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