Stimpson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stimpson family

The surname Stimpson was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Stimpson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stimpson research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, 1764, 1455, 1654, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Stimpson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stimpson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stevenson, Stephenson, Stephinson, Stevenston, Steenson, Stenson, Steinson and many more.

Early Notables of the Stimpson family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Stimpson family to Ireland

Some of the Stimpson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stimpson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stimpson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Stimpson, who arrived in New England in 1645 [1]
Stimpson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G E Stimpson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

New Zealand Stimpson 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:

Stimpson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Stimpson, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Rebecca Stimpson, aged 56, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Eliza Stimpson, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Louisa Stimpson, aged 19, a housemaid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Florence Stimpson, aged 2, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Stimpson (post 1700) +

  • Charles R. Stimpson (1919-1983), United States Navy fighter ace in the Second World War
  • William Stimpson (1832-1872), noted American scientist
  • Charles R. Stimpson, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 16 aerial victories
  • Thomas Stimpson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State House of Representatives from Jones County, 1950 [2]
  • T. E. Stimpson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 23rd District, 1948 [2]
  • Pleasant H. Stimpson, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Forsyth County, 1909-12 [2]
  • Harry Farnum Stimpson Jr. (b. 1913), American Republican politician, U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay, 1959-61; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1962 [2]
  • Dorothy S. Stimpson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 2000 [2]
  • Daniel Howard Stimpson (b. 1939), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Central African Republic, 1989 [2]
  • Barrie George Stimpson (b. 1964), English former professional footballer and current non-league manager
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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