The English and German surname Stamps is of of Norman habitational origin, meaningr someone who hailed from the town of Étampes in Seine-et-Oise in Normandy. One Thomas Stampe appears in the Feet of Fines for Essex, 1424. On September 26th 1615, in St. Dunstan, Stepney, London, Henry Stamp married Anne Stobs. John Stamp was christened on May 16th 1619 in St. Lawrence Jewry and St. Mary Magdalene, Milk Street, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John de Stampes, which was dated 1191, in the London City Pipe Rolls. In Germany the name may be of occupational origin as the name Stamp was given to a worker at the Mint, one who Struck or Stamped Coins, and the earliest reference to the name in Germany dates to the 16th Century.
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