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The Stith 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.

Stith Early Origins



The surname Stith 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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Stith Spelling Variations


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Stith Spelling Variations



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

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Stith Early History


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Stith Early History



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

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Stith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stith Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Stith In Ireland


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Stith In Ireland



Some of the Stith 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:

Stith Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Stith, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • Geo Stith, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Stith Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Stith, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • William Stith, who landed in Virginia in 1731

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stith (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stith (post 1700)



  • William Stith (1707-1755), American historian, the 3rd President of The College of William & Mary
  • Laura Denvir Stith (b. 1953), American jurist, judge on the Supreme Court of Missouri (2001-)
  • John E. Stith (b. 1947), American science fiction and mystery author
  • Bryant Lamonica Stith (b. 1970), retired American professional NBA basketball player, current assistant coach at Old Dominion University
  • Dr. James H. Stith (b. 1941), American physicist, named one of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science in 2004
  • Charles Richard Stith (b. 1970), American author and editor, former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania (1998-2001)
  • Lue Terry Stith, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988
  • Leah Stith, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996
  • Gerald Stith, American politician, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1858-60
  • Clark Stith, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 2008
  • ... (Another 4 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. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Stith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stith 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 14 February 2016 at 16:30.

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