Statham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Statham family

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

Early History of the Statham family

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

Statham Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Statham family (pre 1700)

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


United States Statham migration to the United States +

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, who settled in Maryland in 1633
  • Thomas Statham, who arrived in Maryland in 1633 [1]
  • Hugh Statham, who landed in Virginia in 1667 [1]
  • Mary Statham who landed in America in 1699
Statham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jonatham Statham, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840

Australia Statham migration to Australia +

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

Statham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Statham (post 1700) +

  • Harry Statham (b. 1937), American basketball coach, inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Henry Heathcote Statham (1839-1924), English architect, architectural journalist and editor, and music critic
  • Jason Statham (b. 1967), English actor and former competitive diver
  • Francis Reginald Statham (1844-1908), English writer, composer and newspaper editor
  • Brian Statham (b. 1969), English former professional association footballer
  • John Brian "George" Statham CBE (1930-2000), one of the leading English fast bowlers in 20th century English cricket, inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009
  • Nick Statham (b. 1975), Dutch cricketer
  • Kyley Statham (b. 1987), Canadian actress
  • Norman Statham CMG, British civil servant, H.M. Diplomatic Service


  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 24th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barossa


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