Early Origins of the Stonehouse family
The surname Stonehouse was first found in Berkshire where they held a family seat
at Radley from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Stonehouse family
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Stonehouse Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Stonehouse family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Stonhouse, 1st Baronet
of Radley; Sir John Stonhouse, 2nd Baronet
(1639- 1700), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Abingdon (1675-1689) and... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stonehouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stonehouse family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stonehouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Stonehouse who landed in America in 1746
Stonehouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David, Jane, and Robert Stonehouse and seven children, who settled in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1821
- James Stonehouse, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833
Contemporary Notables of the name Stonehouse (post 1700)
- Kenneth Stonehouse (d. 1943), American journalist
- Frederick Stonehouse, American Maritime Historian, Writer, Lecturer, Teacher
- David Stonehouse, Canadian award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in newspapers in Europe, Australia and throughout North America
- Rt. Hon. John Thomson Stonehouse (1925-1988), British politician and minister under Harold Wilson
The Stonehouse 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: Sublimiora petamus
Motto Translation: Let us seek higher things.