Goals of the Association

The Stoddard Family Association has been organized to gather and preserve all records available on the surname Stoddard/Stodder/Stoddart/Stoddert/Studdard and any variation in the spelling of this surname.

Many of the members of the Stoddard Family Association trace their ancestry back to one of the four emigrants who came to New England in the 1600's. Some cannot go so far back, and it is our aim, by continually gathering and sharing information, to help them to trace their roots further back.

The goals of the association are fourfold:

  • To locate and keep genealogical records on all who bear these family names or who had ancestors who bore these names.
  • To help anyone who is interested to trace their Stoddard (etc.) ancestry as far back as possible in the United States, the British Isles, or wherever Stoddards and descendants may be found.
  • To gather in one place and to record for posterity all information available regarding the consanguinities, activities, accomplishments, and migrations of those bearing these names.
  • To disseminate information on the Stoddard name to all interested, through a quarterly newsletter, The Stoddard Tribeloid, welcoming contributions from subscribers and other sources.


The Stoddard Family Association grew out of the genealogical research and correspondence of a number of individuals researching the Stoddard name who saw the benefit of creating a centralized clearinghouse to combine their data and preserve it for posterity.

The Association was formed in 1993 by Dan W. Stoddard of Logan, Utah and John H. Stoddard of Elmhurst, Illinois. The extensive collected family information of Palmer Stoddard of Santa Monica, California and Charles H. Stoddard of Littleton, New Hampshire also became part of the Association.

Sadly, none of the four are alive today, but their spirits live on as the Association continues to work towards its goals.

This website is a work in progress. Please bear with us as we upgrade from the old Geocities site. Some of the pages or links may not be complete; we will get to them as time permits.

The association publishes a quarterly newsletter known as the Stoddard Tribeloid. For information on joining the Association, membership benefits, and newsletter subscription, check out the Tribeloid link above.

The Association also operates a discussion board where anyone interested in Stoddard genealogy can post or reply to questions, share ideas and discoveries, etc. To visit the Stoddard Family Forum, click on the Forum link in the menu.

In the links above under "Stoddards of note" we have listed some people, businesses, place names, etc. that have (or had) the Stoddard name. Where possible we have included some background information. We know of many more that have not been posted yet, we will get to them as time permits. If you know of any others, or have more information on any of them, please share with us on the Forum. Please note that most of these were stumbled across on the internet and their listing here should not be taken as an endorsement or recommendation.

One of the greatest resources for Stoddard genealogy is the website created by Martin and Julie Sohlberg. They have almost 9,000 Stoddards in their database. There is a link to the website in the menu at the top of the page.