Surnames/tags: Stanley Standly Standley
About the Project
- This ONS is up for grabs if you'd like to be manager
The Stanley Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Stanley name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Stanley name.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Stanleys), by time period (18th Century Stanleys), or by topic (Stanley DNA, Stanley Occupations, Stanley Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
How to Join
To join the Stanley Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Keith Cook for assistance.
Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!
- Quick reference: list of all profiles on WikiTree with a given surname:
- Unsourced profiles: - can you help find a source? This counts for sourcerers challenge!
- Janice Montgomery
- Carrie Lee Pierson
- Wayne Oldroyd
- Nigel Stanley
- LaChell Schultz
- W Stanley
- Tracy Stanley
- Michael Stanley
- Colin Stanley
- Tim Stanley
- Steven Earle
- Stephen Stanley
- Maureen Fearn
- Roger R. Stanley
- Jo Viles Reaney
- Amanda Stanley
- Stan Vardy
- Ladonna Stanley
- Frank Stanley
- Annemarie Hanlon
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
The grandson of Adam de Aldithley, took the name Stanley from the manor of "Stanley of Staffordshire" when he married the heiress. The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin from any of the places in Derbyshire, Durham and Gloucester. The first syllable Stan means "stone" and the second syllable ley/leah means "wood/clearing".
The Stanley name has been found in: United States: Alabama, Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia Europe/United Kingdom: England, France, Ireland
Geographic Cousin Connections
From Alabama to Maine Elizabeth Frances Stanley & David M. Stanley are 5th Cousins, 1x removed
- I have a Stanley ONS up for grabs, who would like to manage it? Feb 7, 2023.
- Join the Stanley Name Study! Jul 28, 2019.
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My great great grandmother is a Stanley born in West Virginia. Family origins from Virginia and before that currently researching. I would love to join the Stanley name study.
Thank you for adding categories and badges to my Stanley ancestors. I have quite a big branch in the Takely/Dunmow area of Essex so I'm sure I will be slowly adding many many more. I'll try to remember to add the category and badges as I do. Years ago I came across a distant relative who had done an extensive study of the Essex Stanleys and shared that information with me. I'll have to have a look and see if I can dig that out and contact him to see if he is happy with me sharing that info with you!
In the meantime feel free to join the Stanley Name Study and adding the ONS Stanley Sticker to your profiles would be much appreciated.
B:1698 Moreton, Cheshire, England D:abt 1761 Moreton Wirral Cheshire. Wife of Henry Smith 1698-1758. Moreton,Cheshire. Daughter of Thomas Stanley de Moreton and Maria Ainsworth.. any help deeply appreciated on the ancestors and descendents.. thank you!
I would like to join the Stanley project. I'm just getting started trying to understand connections. Many John, Peter and Thomas Stanley/Standleys on my Paternal side from Georgia to England.
edited by Colin Stanley
edited by Tim Stanley
I just joined, and added about 160 profiles to the study.
edited by Keith Cook