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Type Surname (from given name)
Other Forms FormsSteent, Ston, Stone, Stones, Stein

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old Norse name Steinn meaning "stone". Recorded in several forms including Stein, Steen, Stone and Ston, this surname is english. It is perhaps not surprisingly one of the first recorded surnames anywhere in the world.
The surname was first recorded in the early half of the 13th century and one of the earliest recordings being that of Robert Ston in the charters known as the "Curia Regis" Rolls for the county of Oxfordshire, and dated 1212. Other interesting recordings include Henry Stent or Steent, in the church registers of the city of Westminster on December 1st 1586, and Benjamin Stone, who flourished in circa 1630. He established the earliest known English sword-factory on Hounslow Heath, what is now Heathrow Airport, London. The first recorded spelling of this family name is shown to be that of Walter de Stanes. This was dated 1130, in the records knowns as the "Staffordshire Chartulary", during the reign of King Henry 1st of England. He was known as "The Lion of Justice", 1100-1135.
Added 1/11/2017 by stentygee123
Edited 1/11/2017 by stentygee123