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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...
  • Catherine Wilcox (1622 - 1660)
  • Dorothy Stoughton (deceased)

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.