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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Stotesbury family lived in Northamptonshire, at the Manor of Stoteberie.

Stotesbury Early Origins



The surname Stotesbury was first found in Northamptonshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Stoteberie. Conjecturally, they are descended from either Hugh, Landric or Odbert who held the lands of Stotebury at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086 A.D. They held the lands from Giles the brother of Ansculf, a Norman noble whom received the grant from Duke William of Normandy for his assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Stotesbury Spelling Variations


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Stotesbury Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Stotesbury, Stotberry, Stotherburry, Stotherberry, Stotterbury, Stotterbnery, Stotterberrie, Stoteberie and many more.

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Stotesbury Early History


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Stotesbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stotesbury research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1540 is included under the topic Early Stotesbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stotesbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stotesbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Stotesbury or a variant listed above: Henry Stottberry who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1733.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stotesbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stotesbury (post 1700)



  • Edward Townsend "Ned" Stotesbury (1849-1938), American investment banker, eponym of Stotesbury, West Virginia and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta
  • Louis W. Stotesbury, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1926
  • E. T. Stotesbury, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912
  • Helen Mather Stotesbury, American landscape artist
  • Herbert Wentworth Stotesbury, Assistant Under Secretary of State, Home Office, Wimbledon

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Stotesbury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stotesbury 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 7 January 2016 at 13:03.

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