Still History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Still family

The surname Still was first found in Wiltshire where Stille was a tenant listed there prior to the Conquest. [1]

The Domesday Book in 1086 A.D. lists Aluuinus Stilla in Hampshire. [2] Lefwinus Stille was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1166 is Sussex and Richard le Stille was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. [3]

Years later, the Subsidy Rolls of 1332 list John atte Stille in Worcestershire. [3] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Walter Stille in Oxfordshire.

Early History of the Still family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Still research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1451, 1511, 1591, 1543, 1608, 1593, 1608, 1577 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Still History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Still Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stille, Still, Stills, Stillie, Stylle and others.

Early Notables of the Still family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Still Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Still migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Still Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Still, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [4]
  • Thomas Still, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [4]
  • Thomas Still, who settled in Virginia in 1670
  • William Still, who settled in Barbados in 1670
Still Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samll Still, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712 [4]
  • James Still, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1718
  • John Still, who settled in Rappahannock Virginia in 1725
  • Henrich Still, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [4]
  • Ernest Still, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Still Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Luke Still, aged 46, who landed in New York in 1812 [4]
  • John Still, aged 30, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1837 [4]
  • Robert H Still, aged 26, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]
  • Henry S Still, who landed in Indiana in 1852 [4]
  • Mrs. R Still, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Still migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Still Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Still, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. William Still(b. 1795), aged 33, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 25th March 1828, sentenced for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the ship "Vittoria" on 26th August 1828 to New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Charles Still, aged 37, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Mary Green" [7]
  • Mary Still, aged 34, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

New Zealand Still migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Still Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Still, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Still, aged 24, a shepherd, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • David Still, aged 38, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • Johannah Still, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • Mary Still, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Still (post 1700) +

  • Ray Still (1920-2014), American classical principal oboist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 40 years, from 1953-1993
  • Clyfford Still (1904-1980), American painter, and one of the leading figures of Abstract Expressionism
  • Kenneth Allan Still (b. 1935), American professional PGA golfer
  • Susan L. Still (b. 1961), American former NASA Astronaut with over 370 hours in space [8]
  • James Still (1906-2001), American Appalachian poet, novelist and folklorist
  • Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917), American physician, founder of osteopathy
  • Mary Wynne Still, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State Senate 19th District, 2012 [9]
  • John C. III Still, American Republican politician, Elected Delaware State Senate 17th District 1998 [9]
  • John A. Still, American Republican politician, Mayor of Bradford, Pennsylvania, 1960 [9]
  • George Still, American politician, Mayor of Clinton, Iowa, 1950 [9]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales


Suggested Readings for the name Still +

  • 2671 "Chatelain, Stahly, Still, Hunter, Tears et al." by Elvin J. Chatelain, "Olof Stille in New Sweden" by Fritz Nordstrom.

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  7. ^ South Australian Register Monday 20 June 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY GREEN 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marygreen1853.shtml.
  8. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 17) Susan Still. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/still.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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