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Stoughton Genealogy and Stoughton Family History Information

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  • 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.
  • Sir Anthony Stoughton, Knight (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 (1613 - 1642)
    Notes  "Kingsley Genealogy" calls the wife of John Kingsley, Alice; another reference, the "History of Taunton, Massachusetts" indicates her name was possibly Elizabeth. Links

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.