Stone family crest
Colors on the Stone family crest explained
Argent (silver) - symbolizes the values of peacefulness and sincerity.
Or (Gold) - represents the historical generosity of the ancient Stone family.
Azure (blue) - represents the Stone family's loyalty and truthful nature.
Gules (red) - signifies martyrdom and the historic military strength of the Stone family.
Symbols on the Stone family crest explained
The eagle - symbolises how Stone family members are people of action, quick wittedness and a noble nature. When the wings are displayed, this additionally represents 'protection'.
The three cinqfoil shapes with five flowering edges - symbolize joy and hope.
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Origins of the Stone family name
The Stone family name is derived from the Old English word stān, meaning "stone, rock, or boulder".
The first known use of the name was in the 11th century, when William de Stania was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
The name was later used by families who lived near a stone outcropping or worked in the stone quarrying industry.
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Summary of the Stone family and the Stone family crest
- The Stone family name is one of the oldest and most prestigious in England.
- The first recorded use of the Stone surname dates back to the 11th century and is associated with the English counties of Devon and Cornwall.
- The name has been associated with the British nobility for centuries.
- The family has a long and proud history in both noble and public life dating back to the Norman Conquest as they have produced many famous and influential people, including two Earls, several knights and baronets, and a number of MPs and other public figures.
- The first known use of the Stone coat of arms was granted in 1297, when John de 'Stane' was listed as a witness to a charter of King Edward I.
- Over time, the surname became more common, and by the late Middle Ages it was used by families across England.
- By the 15th and 16th century, the family began migrating to Ireland and Scotland.
Stone name in America
The first Stone family in America is believed to have come from England in the 1600s.
The family were among the earliest settlers in the colonies of Virginia and Massachusetts.
The first Stone family in America was led by Richard Stone, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630. Richard Stone was a Puritan, and he and his family were some of the first settlers in the Massachusetts Colony. The Stone family was large and influential in the colony, and they helped to establish the town of Boston.
In the 18th century, the Stones migrated to the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Kentucky and by the 19th century, some Stones moved to the Midwest, while others migrated to the far West.
Today, all Stone family members in the United States can still trace their roots back to medieval England.
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