This unusual and interesting surname is a locational name from Stuchbury or Stutsbury in Northamptonshire, deriving from the old English pre 7th Century Stut which may be a nickname from "stut" meaning "gnat" plus "burg" meaning forth, hence "Stut's fort". The placenames are recorded at Stoteberie in the Domesday Book of 1086. The surname dates back to the early 17th Century (see below). Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Stuchburie, Stuchbery, Stuchberry etc. One Samuell Stuchbery was christened at St. Bride, Fleet Street, London on December 9th 1638. Elizabeth Stuchburie was christened on April 6th 1640 at St. Bride, Fleet Street, London. Jonathan Stuchberry was christened at Allhallows, London Wall, on April 6th 1696 at St. Bride, Fleet Street, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Jane Stucksbery married Reinold Filner, which was dated 1634, Boughton, Malherbe, Kent, during the reign of King Charles 1, "The Martyr", 1625 - 1649. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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