Johan Anderson från Strängnäs
Stålkofta (1646 -Swedish)
Stalcop, Stallcop (1664- Eng)
Larry Spencer Stallcup
This is not an “official” web site. It is simply
one person’s discoveries from years of turning
over rocks to see what may be hiding under them.
I grew up being told that the Stalcop family was
very small, perhaps only three or four hundred
members. No one knew anything about the origin of
the family except to guess that maybe it was
German or Scandinavian. I began this quest to
uncover the family roots and folklore because of a
last request made to me by my father. It has been
a fascinating and rewarding journey.
I selected this method to share a few of the many
records, photos, comments and exciting stories,
both serious and humorous, concerning the Stalcop
Family I have had the pleasure of discovering
under one rock or another. It has the potential to
reach the most cousins. It begins at the beginning
and will in the future slowly make its way mostly
down one family line toward the present.
Three sons, Andrew, John and Pietter, left sons
who carried on the Stalcop name. The line we will
mostly follow descends from Pietter.
The name Pietter is an old and a bit more formal
Swedish version of the name Peter. His brothers
that also left Stalcop descendants are Anders or
Andrew and Johan or John. Andrew was, without
doubt, named for his paternal grandfather. Just as
clear is that John was named for his own father. Jonas is a form of Jöns meaning that Jonas was
probably named for his maternal grandfather, the
father of Carl Jönssön.
Charles was named for his maternal grandfather,
Carl Jönssön. So far no candidates have been
discovered who may be the namesakes of Pietter or for the daughters in the family.
Some recent events and happenings in the Family
will be featured from time to time.
Your own stories and
photographs are desired and requested. Mail
them or email them. You can write your
stories in the comments box for a BLOG story.
Lots of expandable capacity. Be sure to use
real names in identifying people in photographs.