Stills History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stills family

The surname Stills 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 Stills family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stills 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 Stills History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stills Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stills family (pre 1700)

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


United States Stills migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stills Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Stills, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 [4]
  • Thomas Stills, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [4]
Stills Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Stills, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [4]
Stills Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M. J. Stills, aged 26, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1892
  • Geo. W. Stills, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Stills Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • David Stills, aged 55, who settled in America from London, England, in 1910
  • P. M. Stills, aged 21, who immigrated to America, in 1923
  • Percy Stills, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Stills (post 1700) +

  • Jen Stills, American singer and songwriter, daughter of Stephen Stills
  • Kenneth Lee Stills (b. 1963), former American NFL football safety from Oceanside, California
  • Gary Stills (b. 1974), American football linebacker
  • Chris Stills (b. 1974), American musician, son of Stephen Stills
  • Stephen Arthur Stills (b. 1945), American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash and Young


  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)


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