Stenning History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stenning family

The surname Stenning was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat. 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 family seat in that shire.

Early History of the Stenning family

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Stenning Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stennett, Stennet, Stennit, Stennitt, Stenett, Stenitt, Stenit and many more.

Early Notables of the Stenning family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Joseph Stennett (1663-1713), English Seventh Day Baptist minister and hymnwriter from Abingdon, Berkshire. He was second son of Edward Stennett (d. 1690?) by his wife Mary Quelch and was born at Abingdon, Berkshire. "His father...
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Australia Stenning migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stenning Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Stenning, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • James Stenning, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. William Stenning, British Convict who was convicted in Newington, London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Eden" on 12th March 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island) [3]
  • Mr. William Stenning, English convict who was convicted in Newington, London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stenning (post 1700) +

  • John Stenning, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 30th District, 1919-26 [5]
  • Emma Stenning, British theatre producer in Bristol
  • Keith Stenning, British cognitive scientist and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh
  • Ernest Henry Stenning MBE TD (1885-1964), Anglican priest, Archdeacon of the Isle of Man, co-founder of the Manx Grand Prix


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th December 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eden
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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