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The name Styles has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the Cheshire area, some say before the Norman invasion of England, in 1066.

Styles Early Origins



The surname Styles was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where the family held a family seat in early times. The earliest known bearer of the name was Reginald atte Stighel, who was recorded in the Assize Rolls of 1227. The Styles family branched to other counties at an early date, also appearing in Somerset, where William de Stile and Osmund Atthe Stihele were living in 1229 and 1234 respectively, as well as in Sussex, where William ate Stegel was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of 1296.

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Styles Spelling Variations


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Styles Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Styles have been found, including Stiles, Styals, Styles, Style, Stoyle, Steggle, Steagall, Steggal and many more.

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Styles Early History


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Styles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Styles research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1543, 1500, 1624, 1702, 1656 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Styles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Styles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Styles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Styles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Styles In Ireland


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Styles In Ireland



Some of the Styles 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Styles, or a variant listed above:

Styles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Styles, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • Samuel Styles, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Ann Styles, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Daniel Styles, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683

Styles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Reuben Styles settled in Maryland in 1774

Styles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Clinton Styles, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Robert Styles, aged 50, landed in New York in 1812
  • W C Styles, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Styles Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Styles U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 449 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Styles Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • T Styles, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Styles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Styles, a clerk, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • George Styles arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849
  • James Styles, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Styles Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Styles, aged 30, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Emma Styles, aged 27, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Emily Styles, aged 5, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • George Styles, aged 4, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Albert Styles, aged 11 months, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Styles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Styles (post 1700)



  • Margaretta Madden Styles (1930-2005), American nurse, author, educator and nursing school dean
  • Wes Styles, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer
  • William Graves "Lena" Styles (1899-1956), American former professional baseball player
  • Lorenzo Styles (b. 1974), former professional American football player
  • James Styles (1841-1913), English-born, Australian politician
  • Arthur Styles (b. 1949), English former professional association footballer
  • Robert Styles (b. 1964), English football Referee
  • Lance Styles (b. 1951), former Australian rules footballer
  • Lynn Styles, Irish actress
  • Peter Donald Styles (b. 1953), Australian politician
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ 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

Other References

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  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

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