. 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 year 1560 when Nicholas Stennett held a
in that shire.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Stennett settled in Maryland in 1661; John Stennitt settled in Maryland in 1684; Walter Stennet settled in Boston in 1812.