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The Stites surname is generally thought to derive from the Middle English word "stott," meaning a "steer," or "bull." As such it was likely originally an occupational name for a cattleman, or perhaps a nickname. Some instances of the name in Scotland may have come from the Viking name Stoti, which likely arrived with the 9th century Norse colonization of Strathclyde and Aberdeenshire.

Stites Early Origins



The surname Stites was first found in Yorkshire, but by the 15th century some of the family name had moved north to Aberdeenshire where Andrew Stott was a Burgess there in 1490. Later, Margaret Stote held a family seat in Dolphinstoun in Lanarkshire in 1675, and Alexander Stote held a family seat in Maynes in Balyeordie in Renfrewshire in 1689.

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Stites Spelling Variations


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Stites Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stot, Stott and others.

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Stites Early History


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Stites Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stites research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1656 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Stites History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stites Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stites Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stites Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stites In Ireland


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Stites In Ireland



Some of the Stites family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stites Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Stites, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1633

Stites Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Stites, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1761

Stites Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos. H. Stites, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1896

Stites Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • W. Scott Stites, aged 56, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Richard W. Stites, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Marie Louise Stites, aged 67, who landed in America, in 1905
  • May Stites, aged 37, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Alice Horton Stites, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stites (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stites (post 1700)



  • Gary Stites (b. 1940), American pop singer
  • Sara Stites (b. 1955), American artist
  • Richard Thomas Stites (1931-2010), American historian of Russian culture
  • John Stites, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cape May County, 1845
  • James H. Stites, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Treasurer, 1936; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 2nd District, 1938
  • Howard Stites, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948
  • Gerard Stites, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1881
  • Fletcher Wilbur Stites (1881-1933), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 12th District, 1923-26
  • Charles Stites, American Republican politician, Chair of Morgan County Republican Party, 1973
  • Chad Stites, American Republican politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State House of Representatives 71st District, 2002
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Stites Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stites 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 December 2015 at 12:41.

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