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Where did the English Stickney family come from? What is the English Stickney family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stickney family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stickney family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Stickney, Stickny, Sticknie and others.

First found in Lincolnshire at Stickney which is today a linear village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district. The village dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Stichenai and literally meant "long strip of land between streams." [1] Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Stickney, held by Ivor Tailbois, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stickney research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1202 are included under the topic Early Stickney History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stickney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Stickney, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1640

Stickney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Stickney, who arrived in New England in 1776

Stickney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Stickney, aged 19, landed in America in 1822

Stickney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Stickney, who landed in Canada in 1829
  • Levi Stickney, who arrived in Canada in 1834


  • Thomas Stickney (1729-1809), American military officer and statesman from Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Alpheus Beede "A.B." Stickney (1840-1916), American railroad executive, the first president of Chicago Great Western Railway
  • Dorothy Stickney (1896-1998), American Broadway actress, best known for her role in the long running Life with Father
  • Stuart Grosvenor Stickney (1877-1932), American Olympic silver medalist golfer at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Timothy D. Stickney (b. 1965), American Soap Opera Digest Award winning actor for his role on "One Life to Live" (1968)
  • Joseph Trumbull Stickney (1874-1904), American classical scholar and poet
  • William Wallace Stickney (1853-1932), American Republican politician, the 48th Governor of Vermont from 1900 to 1902
  • Angeline Stickney (1830-1892), birth name of Chloe Angeline Stickney Hall, American suffragist, abolitionist, and mathematician, and the wife of astronomer Asaph Hall
  • William Arthur Stickney (1879-1944), American Olympic silver medalist golfing at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Wallace Elmer Stickney (b. 1934), American civil servant, former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)



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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Stickney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stickney 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.

This page was last modified on 22 March 2015 at 21:27.

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