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Early Origins of the Stigall family


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.

Early History of the Stigall family


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Stigall Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Stigall family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Stigall family to the New World and Oceana


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.).

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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. W. Stigall, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1900 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles C. Stigall, American politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 13th District, 1992, 2006 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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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.).
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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