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Early Origins of the Stayner family

The surname Stayner was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Stayner family

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Stayner Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Stayner has appeared include Stainer, Stayner, Stiner, Styner, Stainor, Staynor, Stynor and many more.

Early Notables of the Stayner family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Stayner family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Stayner arrived in North America very early:

Stayner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew L. Stayner, aged 22, who settled in America from London, in 1898

Stayner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lucian M. Stayner, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Mrs. Lucian Stayner, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Carrie Stayner, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States from Prospect, Bermuda, in 1912
  • John Stayner, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1920

Stayner Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Charles Stayner, aged 40, who emigrated to Fairfax, Canada, in 1908
  • Richard W. Stayner, aged 34, who emigrated to Regina, Canada, in 1910
  • Richard Winslow Stayner, aged 41, who settled in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1918
  • Dudley Stayner, aged 39, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1924
  • Marta Stayner, aged 39, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Stayner (post 1700)

  • Thomas A. Stayner, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1869
  • Arthur Stayner (1835-1899), English horticulturist who emigrated to America, founder of the sugar beet industry in Utah

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