About Two by Four Construction
Two by Four Construction offers exceptional remodeling services in Manassas, VA and surrounding areas. Our locally-owned-and-operated business is dedicated to earning your satisfaction by providing the highest quality craftsmanship and customer service. We love building, remodeling, and repairing, and this passion shows in our unsurpassed work matched by our friendly service.
Our Specialties: Expert Handyman Services, Deck Repairs, Complete Bathroom Remodels, Kitchen Re-mods, Complete Flooring - pretty much any remodeling project you may have - commercial or residential. We will walk you through the process from onsite consultation to a quote and schedule so that every aspect is clearly spelled out.
We will work with you and develop a strategic plan for the project based on your wishes and budget,
Design & Construction Estimate
Once a plan is developed we follow up with a detailed cost breakdown of the elements and processes so you have a clear idea of costs and expectations.
We will work out details for your project with you, at your location, so we have the best understanding of your dream.
No project is complete until you are happy with it. We clean up to make sure the job site is left pristine and ready for you to use.
Our Family Heritage
The Stannard Family history can be traced back to 1066.
The ancestors of the Stannard family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Old English personal name Stanehard, meaning stone hard.
Early Origins of the Stannard family
The surname Stannard was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book,  indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, Stanard, Stannard, Stanhard, Stanhert all appear in the Domesday Book as tenants of properties in Bury St Edmunds. 34 Knights were registered to the town.
Early History of the Stannard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stannard research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1222, 1327, and 1450 are included under the topic Early Stannard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products
Stannard Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Stannard, Stanard, Stanhert, Stanart, Stanhart, Stonhard, Stonnard, Stonard, Stonerd, Stannert and many more.
In the United States, the name Stannard is the 11,150th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.
Stannard migration to the United States
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada.
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