Recorded in many forms including Still, Stille and Stillman (English) and Still, Stille, Stiller, Stile, Stiling, Stilling, and Stillmann (German and Dutch), this is a surname of several possible origins. However spelt the origins are pre 7th century. The first possible origin is topographical or occupational for one who lived by or looked after a fish trap, probably on a river. This is a derivative of the German and Anglo-Saxon word 'stiell', Secondly it can be a medieval nickname surname for an (apparently) placid person. Here the derivation is from High German and Olde English word 'still', which does mean calm or quiet. However it should be said that the medieval period is renowned for its robust humour, and it may well be that the actual meaning is the complete reverse of what it may appear to mean! Thirdly the name can be locational for a person from one of the various places called Still or Stille in Europe. Early examples of the surname recordings taken from surviving authentic rolls and registers of the Middle Ages include: Lefwinus Stille in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Sussex, England, in 1166, Heinrich Stille of Mainz, Germany, in the year 1240, Richard le Stille in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire, England, in 1275, and Bernhard Stilling, of Schuttorf, Hanover, in 1496. William Still, who is believed to have been Irish, sailed aboard the ship "Charles Humberton of Liverpool" bound for New York on June 15th 1846. This was at the height of the infamous Potato Famine (1846 - 1848), which brough tragedy to Ireland. The first recorded spelling of the surname anywhere in the world is believed to be of Aluuinus Stilla, which was dated 1086, in the famous Domesday Book of England in 1086. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Stilling — Stilling, 1) Benedikt, Anatom und Chirurg, geb. 22. Febr. 1810 in Kirchhain, gest. 28. Jan. 1879 in Kassel, studierte seit 1828 in Marburg, wurde 1834 Landgerichtswundarzt in Kassel, schied aber 1840 aus dem Staatsdienst und lebte seitdem in… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • stilling — index palliative (abating) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • Stilling — Original name in latin Stilling Name in other language State code DK Continent/City Europe/Copenhagen longitude 56.06224 latitude 9.98822 altitude 68 Population 3655 Date 2011 12 20 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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