Early Origins of the Stetch family
The surname Stetch was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire. For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald's Visitations between 1510 and 1600. This distinguished surname Styche is recorded in manuscripts 1424, 1535, 2142 and 2187.
Early History of the Stetch family
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Stetch Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Stych, Styche, Stytche, Stitch, Stitcher, Stich, Stiche, Styche, Stetch and many more.
Early Notables of the Stetch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stetch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..