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Stanley Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Stanley Standly Standley
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About the Project

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.

... ... ... is a member of the Stanley Name Study Project.
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker, on your profile page:
On profiles with the surname Stanley, you can add
This profile is part of the Stanley Name Study.
under the Biography:
{{One Name Study|name=Stanley}}

Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


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".

[Stanley Surname History]


The Stanley name has been found in: United States: Alabama, Connecticut, 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

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I’d like to join the project. My paternal grandmother is a Stanley by birth.

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.

posted by Colin Stanley
edited by Colin Stanley
I would like to join the Stanley project . I can’t seem to find how to join . I have y dna and Gedmatch number

Tim Stanley

posted by Tim Stanley
edited by Tim Stanley
Hi, everybody!

I just joined, and added about 160 profiles to the study.

posted by Frank Stanley
Well Welcome Frank and a big thank you for the new Stanley profiles!
posted by Keith Cook
I would like to join the Stanley name study!
posted by Amanda Stanley
Hello, I am now listed as the contact for the STANLEY/STANDLEY One-Name Study for the British Guild of One-Name Studies. I would also like to join your project. Please contact me if that is possible. Best Regards, Stephen Stanley
posted by Stephen Stanley
I would like to participate, my Great Great Grandmother was a Stanley - Mary Stanley Parmalee who married Richard Martin Williams
posted by Steven Earle
Welcome Steven to the Stanley Name Study! Be sure to put {Member|ONS|name=Stanley} on your profile page and add {One Name Study|name=Stanley} on your Stanley profiles please (with double squiggly brackets on each end).
posted by Keith Cook
edited by Keith Cook
Welcome Stephen to the Stanley Name Study! Be sure to put {Member|ONS|name=Stanley} on your profile page and add {One Name Study|name=Stanley} on your Stanley profiles please (with double squiggly brackets on each end).
posted by Keith Cook
I would like to join the project,
posted by Barbara Stanley
How do I join the stanley project?
posted by Stacy Stanley