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Re: Willie Benjamin Stainback 1900's
Posted by: N. Wayne Stainback Date: January 31, 2000 at 07:08:51
In Reply to: Re: Willie Benjamin Stainback 1900's by Michelle Stainback Gates of 297

michele, the stainback family did not come from germany, but from the westmoreland and durham county area of northern england. the earliest spellings of the name were variations of staynbanke, stanebanke and stainebanke. the earliest record of a "stainback" I have been able to find in the US was a john stainbanke in NJ in 1683. my guess is that he was a brother of william that is noted to have made several trips back and forth to england. the origin of the name is probably nordish or danish. best guess is that the stainback name is associated with the viking invasion of northern england around the year 1000. the word "stane" is found often in the durham county area of england and is of viking origins. historically, and mistakenly, the stainback name has been tied to the mid 1700's german immigration to the US.


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