Early Origins of the Staynor family
The surname Staynor 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 Staynor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Staynor research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, 1657, 1888, 1625 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Staynor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Staynor Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Staynor include Stainer, Stayner, Stiner, Styner, Stainor, Staynor, Stynor and many more.
Early Notables of the Staynor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Staynor family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Staynor were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Margtt Stainer, who arrived in Virginia in 1666; Edward Stainer, who landed in New York, NY in 1836; and Mary Stainley, who arrived in Maryland in 1658..