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Stoodly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Stoodly is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stoodly family lived in Dorset, at Stoodleigh.


Early Origins of the Stoodly family


The surname Stoodly was first found in 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 Stoodly family


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Stoodly Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stoodly have been found, including Stoodley, Studley, Stoodly, Studly, Stodlege, Stoodlege and many more.

Early Notables of the Stoodly family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Stoodly family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stoodly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Stoodly, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Eliza Stoodly, aged 34, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841

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