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The surname Stidham was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times, where they were Lords of the manor.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Stidham has been recorded under many different variations, including Stedman, Steadman and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stidham research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1321, 1621, 1640, 1713, 1668 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Stidham History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stidham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Stidham or a variant listed above:
Stidham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cuncta mea mecum
Motto Translation: My all is with me.
The Stidham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stidham 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 18 January 2016 at 10:39.