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  • Abigail Stoughton (1671 - 1754)
    The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the de...
  • Agnes de Stoughton (c.1175 - d.)
    She gave land at Stoughton to her daughter Anastasia, mentioning her brother John as Lord of the Manor. This is the first mention of Stoughton as an independent manor.
  • Anthony Stoughton, of Stoughton (1598 - 1644)
    According the the family history prepared by his son (MS. Additional 1674, British Museum), Anthony served as an Ensign in the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War, and was a "Puritan, and v...
  • Dorothy Stoughton (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Stoughton (1532 - 1630)
    She was born before the christening records were kept at Tangmere, but her identity is known from her father's will. Sources Martin Hollick, The Royal Line of Rose (Stoughton) Otis 1629-ca. 1677 ...

About the Stoughton surname

The name Stoughton is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "stoctun" which means a large fenced dwelling. This family adopted the name because they owned the manor of Stoughton in Surrey. The original form of the name was "de Stoctun, " and it was also spelled Stochton, Staughton, Stogton, Stawton, Stocketon, Stocktun and Stotun, before being standardized at the present spelling about the reign of Henry VIII.