Stoole History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Stoole belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the Cheshire area, some say before the Norman invasion of England, in 1066.

Early Origins of the Stoole family

The surname Stoole was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where the family held a family seat in early times. The earliest known bearer of the name was Reginald atte Stighel, who was recorded in the Assize Rolls of 1227. The Stoole family branched to other counties at an early date, also appearing in Somerset, where William de Stile and Osmund Atthe Stihele were living in 1229 and 1234 respectively, as well as in Sussex, where William ate Stegel was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of 1296.

Early History of the Stoole family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoole research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1543, 1500, 1624, 1702, 1656, 1659, 1603 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Stoole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stoole Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Stoole include Stiles, Styals, Styles, Style, Stoyle, Steggle, Steagall, Steggal and many more.

Early Notables of the Stoole family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Style, 1st Baronet of Wateringbury, Kent; and his son, Sir Thomas Style, 2nd Baronet (1624-1702) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Kent (1656-1659.) William Style (1603-1679), was an "English legal author, eldest son of William Style...
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Ireland Migration of the Stoole family to Ireland

Some of the Stoole family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Stoole migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Stoole were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Stoole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Stoole, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [1]
  • Edward Stoole, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [1]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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