The ancestors of the Styllington family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Styllington came from the Norman name Steflingefled.
Early Origins of the Styllington family
The surname Styllington was first found in Yorkshire
at Stillingfleet, a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire
. The place dates back at least The Domesday Book
where it was listed as Steflingefled from the Old English personal name
+ inga + fleot and literally meant "stretch of river belonging to the family or followers of a man called Styfel." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Styllington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Styllington research.Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1689, 1635 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Styllington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Styllington Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Stillington, Stillingfleet and others.
Early Notables of the Styllington family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Stillingfleet (1635-1699), a British theologian and scholar from Cranborne, Dorset
considered to have been an outstanding preacher as well as a... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Styllington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Styllington family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Styllington or a variant listed above: Silvester Stillingfleet who settled in Jamaica in 1684.
The Styllington 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: Magna est veritas
Motto Translation: Great is truth.