The surname Stover was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name is derived from the Old High German word "stouf," and is an occupational name for a maker or seller of beakers or mugs. The name was also a habitation name adopted from one of the many places so named in Switzerland or Germany.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stover research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1907 and 1944 are included under the topic Early Stover History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stover Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Private. Peter Stover U.E. (b. 1758) born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Sussex Vale [ Sussex Corner], Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1783 before resettling in Raleigh [Chatham-Kent], Ontario married to Matthilla having 3 children, he died in 1836 
Mr. Martin Stover U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Mr. Jonathan Stover U.E. (b. 1761) from Penobscot, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Digdeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 married to Mary (Polly) Wilson in 1781 having 5 children 
Mr. Martin Stover U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Loyal Rangers 
1264 Stover, Stoever, Staver, Stiver: and Account Of the Ancestry and Descendants of Johann Caspar Stoevar of Pennsylvania by Vernon Stiver, Benjamin Parrott, c. 1795-1839 and Lewis Stover, 1781-1850/60, of Overton County, Tennessee by Mavis Parrott Kelsey, The Stover/Stauffer Connection by Raymond M. Stover.
^ 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)
^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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