Stonham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stonham family

The surname Stonham 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 Stonham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stonham research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1641, 1639, 1700, 1675, 1689, 1690, 1603, 1675, 1640 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Stonham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stonham Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stonehouse, Stonhouse and others.

Early Notables of the Stonham 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 Stonham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Stonham family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Stonehouse who landed in America in 1746; David, Jane, and Robert and seven children settled in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1821; James Stonehouse settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833.



The Stonham 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.


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