Stiffe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stiffe family

The surname Stiffe was first found in Gloucester where they held a family seat, and the name was originally Styffe, and was sometimes used as an abbreviation of Stephen.

Early History of the Stiffe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stiffe research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1700, and 1892 are included under the topic Early Stiffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stiffe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stiffe, Stiff, Styff, Styffe, Stife and others.

Early Notables of the Stiffe family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Stiffe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stiffe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stiffe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Stiffe, who landed in America in 1654-1679 [1]
  • Richard Stiffe, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stiffe (post 1700) +

  • Don Stiffe, Irish guitarist and singer, known for his work with Marcus Hernon


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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