History Behind the Stanton Name

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Stanton Coat of Arms.gif (17813 bytes)The names Staunton and Stanton in Ireland are of Anglo origin having been brought to the country by settlers as early as the thirteenth century. The Gaelic form of the name is de Stonndun.

County Mayo was the ancestral home to the Sept who also established themselves as the Mac an Mhilidh Sept, a name that was more usually anglicized as MacEvilly.   

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