Stinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Stinton comes from when the family resided in the county of Nottinghamshire in an area that was referred to as stanton, which means stony ground. Stinton is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. During the Middle Ages, as society became more complex, individuals needed a way to be distinguishable from others. Toponymic surnames were developed as a result of this need. Various features in the landscape or area were used to distinguish people from one another. In this case the original bearers of the surname Stinton were named due to their close proximity to the stanton.
Early Origins of the Stinton family
The surname Stinton was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Staunton. The first Lord was Sir Brian Staunton who was Lord of Staunton during the time of Edward the Confessor in 1047.
Great East Standen Manor is a manor house on the Isle of Wight that dates to the Norman Conquest; and was once the residence of Princess Cicely (1469-1507). Nearby is Standen House, an English country house but this edifice is more recent and dates back to the 18th century.
Gloucestershire is home to another village named Staunton and this village is almost as old as the former with the first listing found in 972 as Stanton  and then later the Domesday Book,  mentions a castle there belonging to Roger de Stanton, the foundations of which were cleared away a few years before. 
Stanton in Northumberland was home to another branch of the family which has fallen. "The ancient manor-house, the seat of the last-named family, has been converted into a house for the reception of the poor; and a chapel which stood a little to the north of it, has altogether disappeared." 
Hervey de Staunton (died 1327), was an English judge, son of Sir William de Staunton of Staunton, Nottinghamshire. 
Early History of the Stinton family
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Stinton Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Stinton has been recorded under many different variations, including Stanton, Staunton and others.
Early Notables of the Stinton family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Edmund Staunton (Stanton) (1600-1671), an English clergyman, chosen by Parliament as President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Thomas Stanton (1616?-1677), English-born, settler to America c. 1636, a trader and...
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Migration of the Stinton family to Ireland
Some of the Stinton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stinton migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Stinton or a variant listed above:
Stinton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Henrry Stinton, who landed in Virginia in 1653 
- Richard Stinton, who landed in Maryland in 1665 
- George Stinton, who arrived in Maryland in 1677 
Stinton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Daniel Stinton, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 
- Hugh Stinton, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1834 
- William Stinton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 
- Charles Stinton, who arrived in Iowa in 1878 
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)