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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016
Origins Available: English, Scottish
The surname Stclair was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times as Lords of the manor of Catherston.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Staywell, Stawell, Stawel, Staywel, Stewel and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stclair research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1683, 1760, 1910, 1600, 1662, 1st and 1689 are included under the topic Early Stclair History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stclair Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Stclair family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stclair Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas St. Clair settled in Baltimore in 1783
Stclair Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David St. Clair settled in Philadelphia in 1855
Stclair Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Urnnie St. Clair, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1905
- Joseph N St. Clair, who settled in America, in 1907
- Ralph Griffith St. Clair, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
- Geo. W. St. Clair, aged 2, who settled in America, in 1908
- Richard St. Clair, aged 40, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
- Richard St. Clair (b. 1946), American composer, educator, and pianist
- Margaret St. Clair (1911-1995), American science fiction writer
- Malcolm St. Clair (1897-1952), American Hollywood film director, writer, producer and actor
- Jeffrey St. Clair (b. 1959), American investigative journalist, writer, and editor
- Brigadier William Howard St. Clair (1892-1977), Commander Royal Artillery 3rd Australian Infantry Division from 1933 to 1939
- Terry St. Clair (b. 1951), British folk musician, guitarist, and composer
- Isla St. Clair (b. 1952), Scottish singer and actress
- Gairy St. Clair (b. 1975), former IBF world junior-lightweight boxing champion
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: En parole Je vis
Motto Translation: I live on the word.
- Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
- Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
- Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
- Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
- Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
The Stclair Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stclair 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.
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