Early Origins of the Stynor family
The surname Stynor was first found in Somerset
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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Stynor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stynor research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, 1657, 1888, 1625 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Stynor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stynor Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Stynor has been spelled many different ways, including Stainer, Stayner, Stiner, Styner, Stainor, Staynor, Stynor and many more.
Early Notables of the Stynor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stynor family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Stynors to arrive in North America: Margtt Stainer, who arrived in Virginia in 1666; Edward Stainer, who landed in New York, NY in 1836; and Mary Stainley, who arrived in Maryland in 1658..