Following the Norman Conquest
in 1066, the name Stoops was first found in Britina. It was a name for 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 Stoops family
The surname Stoops was first found in 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 Stoops family
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Stoops Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Stoops are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Stoops include Stubbs, Stubs, Stubbes, Stubb, Stubbe and others.
Early Notables of the Stoops family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stoops family to Ireland
Some of the Stoops family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stoops family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Stoops, or a variant listed above:
Stoops Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- inn Stoops, who landed in Virginia in 1666 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Stoops Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Benjamin Stoops, aged 28, who settled in America from Armagh, in 1905
- John Stoops, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1908
- James Stoops, aged 64, who emigrated to America, in 1912
- Evelyn... Stoops, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Dewry, Ireland, in 1914
- Sanri L. W. Stoops, aged 56, who settled in America, in 1914
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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoops (post 1700)
- Mark Stoops (b. 1967), American football defensive coordinator
- Michael J. Stoops (b. 1961), American football coach and former player
- James Wellington Stoops (b. 1972), former American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Robert Anthony Stoops (b. 1960), the American head coach of the University of Oklahoma football team
- Adrian Stoops (1883-1957), English rugby union player
- Adriaan Stoops (1856-1935), Dutch oil explorer
The Stoops 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