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Stanhope Surname Origin
(Locality). From the town of Stanhope, in the bishopric of Durham, England. From stan, stone, and hope, the side of a hill, or low ground amid hills.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Stanhope Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Stanhope family history than the origin of your surname:
A Stanhope Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb