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Stoney Early Origins



The surname Stoney was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Stanney, held by Restald from Earl Hugh, a Norman Baron. who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Stoney Spelling Variations


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Stoney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stoney, Staney, Stanney, Sonney, Stonny, Stanny and many more.

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Stoney Early History


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Stoney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoney research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1289, 1435, 1504, 1584 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Stoney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stoney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stoney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, KG (1435-1504) was titular King of Mann, an English nobleman and stepfather to...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stoney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stoney In Ireland


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Stoney In Ireland



Some of the Stoney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 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:

Stoney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Stoney, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Stoney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Walter Stoney, who landed in Virginia in 1717

Stoney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Stoney, aged 31, arrived in America in 1822
  • R. G. Stoney, aged 42, who emigrated to America, in 1892

Stoney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John A. Stoney, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1901
  • Miss E.E. Stoney, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Frances E. Stoney, aged 38, who landed in America from Tachiney, Longford Co, Ireland, in 1905
  • Julia Stoney, aged 55, who settled in America from Bristol, in 1906
  • Creighton R. Stoney, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoney (post 1700)



  • George C. Stoney (b. 1916), New York University professor of film and cinema studies
  • Thomas P. Stoney, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1956
  • Jan Stoney, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1994
  • Georgiana Stoney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1924
  • Charles T. Stoney, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Utah 2nd District, 1920; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Utah, 1922, 1926, 1928
  • A. B. Stoney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964
  • Kevin Stoney (1921-2008), English television actor
  • Casey Stoney (b. 1982), English footballer
  • Mark Stoney (b. 1980), British musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
  • George Johnstone Stoney (1826-1911), Anglo-Irish physicist most famous for introducing the term electron as the "fundamental unit quantity of electricity"
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Nunquam non paratus
Motto Translation: Never unprepared.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Stoney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stoney 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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