Stowers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stowers family

The surname Stowers was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when William held estates in that shire in 1162.

Early History of the Stowers family

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Stowers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stower, Stowers, Stowars, Stowar, Stouer, Stur, Styre and many more.

Early Notables of the Stowers family (pre 1700)

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Stowers Ranking

In the United States, the name Stowers is the 4,955th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Stowers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stowers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Stowers, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1630 [2]
  • Nicholas Stowers, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1631 [2]
Stowers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Stowers, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stowers (post 1700) +

  • Craig F. Stowers (1954-2022), American lawyer and jurist, 18th Chief Justice, of the Alaska Supreme Court (2015-2018)
  • Freddie Stowers (1896-1918), American United States Army Corporal, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War I
  • Harry E. Stowers Jr. (1926-2015), American jurist, lawyer, and politician, Member of the New Mexico Supreme Court (1982-1989)
  • Christopher James 'Chris" Stowers (b. 1974), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Montreal Expos in 1999
  • Julia Gray Stowers (b. 1982), American gold medalist competitive swimmer at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Saleisha Stowers (b. 1986), American fashion model
  • James E. "Jim" Stowers (1924-2014), American founder the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and American Century Investments
  • Carlton Stowers, award winning American author [3]
  • Sherwin Stowers (b. 1986), New Zealand rugby player
  • Shannon Stowers, New Zealand rugby league player for the Auckland Lions

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Carlton Stowers. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Carlton Stowers. Retrieved from on Facebook