Normans that arrived in England following the Conquest of 1066 are the initial ancestors from which the many generations of the Stoop family have grown. The name Stoop was given to a member of the family who was a a short or stocky person, having derived from the Old English word stybb, of the same meaning. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Stoop family
Staffordshire where they were granted lands at Water-Eaton and Bloxwich by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. There are elaborate accounts of this family's descent from Belmeis or Beaumeis from Beaumeis-Sur-Dive from Calvados in Normandy through Richard Belmeis, the founder of the family, who was a follower of Roger de Montogomery who was Sheriff of Shropshire and later Bishop of London, about 1100.
Early History of the Stoop family
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Stoop Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Stoop has been recorded under many different variations, including Stubbs, Stubs, Stubbes, Stubb, Stubbe and others.
Early Notables of the Stoop family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stoop family to Ireland
Some of the Stoop family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Stoop family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Stoops were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Stoop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Stoop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Stoop Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Stoop Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Stoop (post 1700)
The Stoop 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: Cedant arma labori
Motto Translation: Let arms give place to labour
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