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The Stoughton surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of several places, such as Stoughton in Leicestershire, Surrey, and Sussex. These place names derive from the Old English "stoc," meaning "dependent settlement" and " tun," meaning and "enclosed settlement."

Stoughton Early Origins



The surname Stoughton 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.

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Stoughton Spelling Variations


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Stoughton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stoughton, Stoctun and others.

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Stoughton Early History


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Stoughton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoughton research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1135, 160 , 1635, 1686, 1st , 1668, 1692, 1592, 1648, 1624, 1645, 1648, 1521, 1576, 1584, 1585, 1604, 1593, 1639, 1631, 1701, 1692 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Stoughton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stoughton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stoughton Early Notables (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 and West Stoke, Sussex...

Another 101 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stoughton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stoughton In Ireland


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Stoughton In Ireland



Some of the Stoughton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stoughton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Stoughton, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Israel Stoughton (1603-1664) and his wife Elizabeth, arrived in Boston on the aboard the "Mary & John" and were on record in Nantasket Massachusetts in 1632
  • William Stoughton, who landed in Massachusetts in 1650

Stoughton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Stoughton settled in Jamaica in 1717
  • Thomas Stoughton settled in Maryland in 1718
  • Thomas Stoughton settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1719
  • Thomas B Stoughton, who arrived in New York in 1784

Stoughton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H S Stoughton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J W Stoughton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoughton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoughton (post 1700)



  • Edwin Henry Stoughton (1838-1868), American brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • William Lewis Stoughton (1827-1888), American Republican politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention, 1867; Michigan State Attorney General, 1867-68; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1869-73
  • Lemuel Stoughton, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 2nd District, 1865-66; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Windsor; Elected 1904
  • John W. Stoughton, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 2nd District, 1845, 1860, 1873
  • John Stoughton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1839
  • Henry E. Stoughton, American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1857-60; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1860
  • Frank Stoughton, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bethlehem; Elected 1904
  • Cecil W. Stoughton (b. 1920), American photographer, best known for his Kennedy pictures
  • William Lewis Stoughton (1827-1888), American lawyer and a politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan
  • Charles Bradley Stoughton (1841-1898), American soldier, regiment commander, made a Brigadier General in 1865
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Stoughton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stoughton 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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