Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Stend is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the parish of Staines in the counties of Middlesex and Surrey. The latter appears in the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) as "Stanes" derived from the Old English word "stan" and meant "place at the stones". CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) One of the first records of the name was Sir William Staine who married into the Yarboroughs of Heslington Hall about the year 1100.
Early Origins of the Stend family
Yorkshire where they may have given their name to a number of places in Yorkshire including several Staintons, Stainland, Stainforth or Stainburn. Staines-upon-Thames, commonly referred to simply as Staines, is a town on the River Thames in the borough of Spelthorne in Surrey (in the historic county of Middlesex.) Early records also revealed Richard of Staines (or Richard de Stanes) (d. 1277), a English clerical judge who acted as an Itinerant Justice, then was appointed justice of the Court of King's Bench in 1209 and finally Lord Chief Justice in 1269.
Early History of the Stend family
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Stend Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Stend has been spelled many different ways, including Stain, Staine, Staines, Stane, Stanes, Stayn and others.
Early Notables of the Stend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stend family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Stends to arrive in North America: Ruth Staines who settled in Barbados in 1691; William and Mary Staines settled in Maryland in 1775; Charles Staines settled in North Carolina in 1674.
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