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Where did the Scottish Stith family come from? What is the Scottish Stith family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stith family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stith family history?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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Stot, Stott and others.
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.
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.
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
- Jno Stith, who landed in Virginia in 1711
- William Stith, who landed in Virginia in 1731
- 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
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
- Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
- Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
- Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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.
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