Stanley (surname)

Stanley (surname)

Stanley is both a family name and a masculine given name dating from the 11th and 12th century English contraction of 'Stoney Meadow' (Stone/Stan Leigh). It is also the name of a number of places, and has other miscellaneous uses.

Persons named Stanley

English nobility and gentry

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  • Stanley — For people with the surname Stanley, see Stanley (surname). Stanley may refer to:Place namesAustralia* Stanley, Tasmania * Stanley, VictoriaCanada* Stanley, British Columbia * Stanley Peak, mountain in British Columbia * Stanley, New Brunswick *… …   Wikipedia

  • Stanley — Stanley1 [stan′lē] n. [< the surname Stanley < the place name Stanley < OE stan leah, stone lea] a masculine name: dim. Stan Stanley2 [stan′lē] 1. Sir Henry Morton (born John Rowlands) 1841 1904; Brit. journalist & explorer in Africa 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Stanley — m English: transferred use of the surname, derived from any of numerous places (in Derbys., Durham, Gloucs., Staffs., Wilts., and Yorks.) named in Old English from stān stone + lēah wood or clearing. This is well established as a given name, and… …   First names dictionary

  • Stanley Baronets — There have been three Baronetcies created for persons with the surname Stanley, all in the Baronetage of England. Two of the creations are extant as of 2008.The Stanley Baronetcy, of Bickerstaffe in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was created… …   Wikipedia

  • Stanley — This interesting surname is one of the oldest and noblest of all English surnames, with the Stanley family who hold the earldom of Derby tracing their descent from a companion of Wilham the Conqueror, Adam de Aldithley. A branch of the family… …   Surnames reference

  • Stanley — noun a) Any of several places, outside England named for persons with the surname. b) transferred from the surname. Popular in early 20th century …   Wiktionary

  • Audley-Stanley family — The Audley Stanley family is a family with many notable members including the Earls of Derby who are descended from Adam de Aldithley (or Audley) a prominent Norman who was said to have accompanied William the Conqueror to England.The first… …   Wikipedia

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  • Patrick Stanley Vaughan Heenan — (29 July 1910 ndash;13 February 1942) was a Captain in the British Indian Army who was convicted of treason, after spying for Japan during the Malayan campaign of World War II. [ [… …   Wikipedia

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