Origins Available: English, Scottish
local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The Stclair family lived at St. Clare in the arrondisement of Pont d'Eveque, Normandy before arriving in Scotland.
Early Origins of the Stclair family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Stclair family
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Stclair Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: St. Clair, St. Clare, St. Clere and others.
Early Notables of the Stclair family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stclair family to Ireland
Some of the Stclair family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Stclair family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stclair Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Stclair Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Stclair Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Stclair (post 1700)
Stclair Family Crest Products