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Where did the English Stoner family come from? What is the English Stoner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stoner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stoner family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Stonor, Stoner, Stonore and others.

First found in Oxfordshire at Stonor, a Saxon village that dates back to the late 10th century when it was named Stanora. Literally the place name means "stony hill-slope," from the Old English words "stan" + "ora" [1] Stonor Park is an historic country house and private deer park situated nearby and has been the home of the Stonor family for more than eight centuries. It is generally thought that the house was probably begun after 1280 when Sir Richard Stoner (1250-1314) married his second wife, Margaret Harnhull. The following quote is a particular interest and reflects the family's ancient heritage: "Stonor is a 3 miles out of Henley. Ther is a fayre parke and a warren of connies and fayre woods. The mansion place standithe clyminge on a hille, and hathe 2 courtes buyldyd withe tymbar, brike, and flynte; Sir Walter Stoner, now possessor of it, hathe augmentyd and strengthed the howse. The Stoners hathe longe had it in possessyn syns one Fortescue invadyd it by marriage of an heire generall of the Sonors, but after dispocessed." [2]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoner research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1334 and 1492 are included under the topic Early Stoner History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stoner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Alex Stoner who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • John Stoner settled in Virginia in 1640
  • Robert Stoner, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • Peter Stoner, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Stoner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Rudolph Stoner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • John Stoner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Chris and Fredrick Stoner landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1764 and 1795 respectively

Stoner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Jacob Stoner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836

Stoner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Martha Stoner arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838
  • Henry Stoner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848
  • Levi Stoner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848
  • James Stoner, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson"
  • Henry Stoner (aged 22) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"

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  • Alyson Stoner (b. 1993), American actress and dancer, best known in the role of Max in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • Eugene Stoner (1922-1997), American weapons designer associated with the AR-15 rifle, adopted by the US military as the M16
  • Tobi Neal Stoner (b. 1984), German-born, American former Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the New York Mets (2009-2010)
  • Sherri Lynn Stoner (b. 1965), American animation actress and writer, best known for her work on Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs
  • Peter Stoner (1888-1980), American Chairman of the Departments of Mathematics and Astronomy at Pasadena City College
  • Rob Stoner (b. 1948), born Robert David Rothstein, an American multi-instrumental musician
  • Ulysses Simpson Grant "Lil" Stoner (1899-1966), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1922 to 1931
  • Edmund Clifton "E.C" Stoner (1899-1968), British theoretical physicist known for his work on the origin and nature of itinerant ferromagnetism
  • Casey Stoner AM (b. 1985), Australian Grand Prix motorcyclist, two-time MotoGP World Champion in 2007 and 2011
  • Andrew John Stoner (b. 1960), Australian politician, New South Wales Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade and Investment, and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services (2011-)

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Stoner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stoner 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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