The Stoughto surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of several places, such as Stoughton in Leicestershire
, and Sussex
. These place names derive from the Old English "stoc," meaning "dependent settlement" and " tun," meaning and "enclosed settlement."
Early Origins of the Stoughto family
The surname Stoughto was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Stoughto family
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Stoughto Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Stoughto family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Nicholas Stoughton (1635-1686), 1st Baronet
of Stoughton in the County of Surrey; Sir Laurence Stoughton, 2nd Baronet
(1668-1692); Nicholas Stoughton (1592-1648), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Guildford (1624) and (1645-1648); Thomas Stoughton (1521-1576), of Stoughton, Surrey
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Migration of the Stoughto family to Ireland
Some of the Stoughto family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Stoughto family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Israel Stoughton and his wife Elizabeth, arrived in Boston on the aboard the" Mary & John" and were on record in Nantasket Massachusetts in 1630.
The Stoughto 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: Hoc signum non onus sed honor
Motto Translation: This banner is no burden, but an honor.