Stogdill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Stogdill is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in either of the settlements called Stockdale in Yorkshire or Cumberland. The surname Stogdill belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Stogdill family

The surname Stogdill was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Lockington, some say, before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Stogdill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stogdill research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1693 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Stogdill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stogdill Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stogdill family name include Stockdale, Storkdale, Stackdall, Stackdale, Stockdall, Stockall, Stockdell, Stackdell and many more.

Early Notables of the Stogdill family (pre 1700)

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United States Stogdill migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Stogdill surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Stogdill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Henry Stogdill, who landed in Wisconsin in 1908 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stogdill (post 1700) +

  • Vicki Stogdill, American political candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010


The Stogdill Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Omnia mei donna Deo
Motto Translation: All my goods are the gift of God.


  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)


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