× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The name Stopford was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Stopford family lived in Cheshire, at Stockport.

Stopford Early Origins



The surname Stopford was first found in Cheshire where Sir Robert of Stockport was a Norman noble, son of Robert Fitz-Waltheof, Lord of Etchells, who was a tenant of the Baron of Dunham Massey. "The manor [at Etchells] was anciently in the Stockports, from whom it passed by female heirs to the Aldernes and Stanleys." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Close

Stopford Spelling Variations


Expand

Stopford Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, 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. Stopford has been recorded under many different variations, including Stockport, Stopfort, Stopford and others.

Close

Stopford Early History


Expand

Stopford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stopford research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1700, 1770 and 1954 are included under the topic Early Stopford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Stopford Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Stopford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stopford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Stopford In Ireland


Expand

Stopford In Ireland



Some of the Stopford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



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. Stopfords were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Stopford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Stopford settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1852

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Stopford (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Stopford (post 1700)



  • Sir Edward Stopford GCB (1766-1837), Anglo-Irish soldier and politician
  • Sir Montagu Stopford (1798-1864), officer in the Royal Navy
  • General Sir Montagu George North Stopford GCB, KBE, DSO, MC (1892-1971), British Lieutenant General during the Second World War and Commander-in-Chief of the South East Asia Command from 1946 to 1947
  • Rear Admiral Frederick Victor Stopford, Commander of the Order of Orange, Nassau
  • Edward Kennedy Stopford, Assistant Under Secretary, Ministry of Defence
  • Sir Robert Wright Stopford KCVO, CBE (1901-1976), former Bishop of London

Close

Motto


Expand

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: Patriae infelici fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to an unhappy country.


Close

Stopford Family Crest Products


Expand

Stopford Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Stopford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stopford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 17 February 2016 at 08:59.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest