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Early Origins of the Stonhwere family


The surname Stonhwere was 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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. We provide the quote as it was recorded in the language of the times: "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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Early History of the Stonhwere family

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Early History of the Stonhwere family


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Stonhwere Spelling Variations

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Stonhwere Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Stonhwere family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Stonhwere family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Stonhwere family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Stonhwere family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alex Stoner who settled in Virginia in 1638; Chris and Fredrick Stoner landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1764 and 1795 respectively; John Stoner settled in Virginia in 1640..

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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.

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