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Where did the English Stclair family come from? What is the English Stclair family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stclair family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stclair family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Staywell, Stawell, Stawel, Staywel, Stewel and many more.
First found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times as Lords of the manor of Catherston.
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
- Jeffrey St Clair (b. 1959), American investigative journalist, writer, and editor
- Malcolm St Clair (1897-1952), American Hollywood film director, writer, producer and actor
- Margaret St Clair (1911-1995), American science fiction writer
- Richard St Clair (b. 1946), American composer, educator, and pianist
- Gairy St Clair (b. 1975), former IBF world junior-lightweight boxing champion
- Isla St Clair (b. 1952), Scottish singer and actress
- Terry St Clair (b. 1951), British folk musician, guitarist, and composer
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.
- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- 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).
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
- Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
- Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
- Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
- Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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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