Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Stoodley family, who lived in Dorset, at Stoodleigh.
Early Origins of the Stoodley family
Dorset where they were granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The lands were originally held by Edrik of Stodlege, a Norman knight, and were recorded in the Domesday Book survey of 1086 A.D. They also held lands in Devon where Robert held Stoodleigh near Oakford from Ralph de Pomeroy, and Arnold held Stoodleigh from Walter de Douai in West Buckland, also in Devon.
Early History of the Stoodley family
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Stoodley Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Stoodley, Studley, Stoodly, Studly, Stodlege, Stoodlege and many more.
Early Notables of the Stoodley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stoodley family to Ireland
Some of the Stoodley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Stoodley family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Stoodley or a variant listed above:
Stoodley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Stoodley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Stoodley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Stoodley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Stoodley (post 1700)
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