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Stilling is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Stilling is a name that comes from the Norman name Steflingefled.

Stilling Early Origins



The surname Stilling 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Stilling Spelling Variations


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Stilling Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Stillington, Stillingfleet and others.

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Stilling Early History


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Stilling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stilling research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1689, 1635 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Stilling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stilling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stilling Early Notables (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 Stilling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Stilling or a variant listed above were:

Stilling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Constantinus Stilling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Johannes Stilling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Andw Stilling, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772
  • George Stilling, who landed in America in 1777-1783

Stilling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerhard Hermann Stilling, aged 5, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gesina Stilling, aged 8, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Anna Marie Stilling, aged 10, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Bernhard Died Stilling, aged 44, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Susanna Stilling, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stilling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Stilling, who arrived in New York, NY in 1910

Stilling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Stilling landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1844 aboard the ship Raymond

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Stilling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stilling 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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