Stuckless History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Stuckless came to England with the ancestors of the Stuckless family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stuckless family lived in Staffordshire. The name was derived from the Old English words stocc, meaning tree trunk, and leah, meaning clearing, and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived at or near a wooded clearing.

Early Origins of the Stuckless family

The surname Stuckless was first found in Staffordshire where they were conjecturally descended from two Norman nobles, brothers in arms, named Rafwin and Alwin, who were under tenants of the Bishop of Chester at Yoxall in that shire.

Early History of the Stuckless family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stuckless research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1568, 1473, 1542, 1521, 1496, 1559, 1545, 1529, 1581, 1520, 1578, 1571, 1620, 1663, 1661, 1663, 1475, 1539 and 1526 are included under the topic Early Stuckless History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stuckless Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Stuckless are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Stuckless include Stockley, Stockleigh, Stokeley, Stuckless, Stuckley and many more.

Early Notables of the Stuckless family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Stucley (1473-1542) of Affeton, Sheriff of Devon in 1521; and his eldest son, Sir Hugh Stucley (1496-1559), Lord of the manor of Affeton in Devon, and Sheriff of Devon in 1545. His eldest son and heir, Lewes Stucley (1529-1581), eldest son and heir, was Standard Bearer to Queen Elizabeth I. His third son, Thomas Stukley (c. 1520-1578) "The Lusty Stucley", was mercenary who fought in France, Ireland and in...
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United States Stuckless migration to the United States +

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Stuckless, or a variant listed above:

Stuckless Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elias C. Stuckless, aged 42, who settled in Yonkers, USA, in 1921
  • Roy Stuckless, aged 8, who immigrated to Yonkers, USA, in 1921

Canada Stuckless migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stuckless Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Stuckless, who settled in Twillingate, Newfoundland in 1837 [1]
Stuckless Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Elias C. Stuckless, aged 34, who immigrated to Pilleys Island, Newfoundland, in 1912
  • Frances G. Stuckless, aged 28, who immigrated to Pilleys Island, Newfoundland, in 1912
  • Marion L. Stuckless, aged 2, who settled in Pilleys Island, Newfoundland, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Stuckless (post 1700) +

  • John S. Stuckless, American Department of Geology, Northern Illinois University, eponym of the Stuckless Glacier, Antarctica


  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0


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