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Stigall Early Origins



The surname Stigall was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Holme, held by Roger d'Evreux from William d'Ecuis who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. It was from the old Norman name Stigandr.

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Stigall Spelling Variations


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Stigall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stigand, Stigant, Stiggants, Stiggins and others.

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Stigall Early History


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Stigall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stigall research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1126, 1222, and 1296 are included under the topic Early Stigall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stigall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stigall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stigall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Tsaak Stigall, aged 22, originally from Berlin, Germany, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Brandenburg" from Bremen, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRN-9J4 : 6 December 2014), Tsaak Stigall, 09 Jan 1909; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Brandenburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stigall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stigall (post 1700)



  • John Stigall (1951-2009), American poet, Associate Professor of English, and poet-in-residence at Chattanooga State Technical Community College
  • Louis V. Stigall, American Democrat politician, Mayor of St. Joseph, Missouri, 1929; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1929
  • J. W. Stigall, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1900
  • Charles C. Stigall, American politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 13th District, 1992, 2006

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRN-9J4 : 6 December 2014), Tsaak Stigall, 09 Jan 1909; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Brandenburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Stigall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stigall 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.

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