Stilington is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the Norman name Steflingefled.
Early Origins of the Stilington family
The surname Stilington was first found in Yorkshire
at Stillingfleet, a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire
. The place dates back at least The Domesday Book
where it was listed as Steflingefled from the Old English personal name
+ inga + fleot and literally meant "stretch of river belonging to the family or followers of a man called Styfel." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Stilington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stilington research.Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1689, 1635 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Stilington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stilington Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stilington family name include Stillington, Stillingfleet and others.
Early Notables of the Stilington family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Stillingfleet (1635-1699), a British theologian and scholar from Cranborne, Dorset
considered to have been an outstanding preacher as well as a... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stilington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stilington family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Stilington family to immigrate North America: Silvester Stillingfleet who settled in Jamaica in 1684.
The Stilington Motto
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: Magna est veritas
Motto Translation: Great is truth.