Somewhere along the line, I was also told that STINSON MEANS STINGRAY, but it's been very hard for me to find any evidence of that. I don't remember who told me that or why, and I've even called the Historical Society in Stinson Beach about it a few years back, because it interested me. TODAY I FOUND THIS and it's the closest thing I've found so far that relates Stinson to anything "sting.":
"What Does Name "Stinson" Mean
You are spiritually intense and can sting or charm. Your name brings love and new starts into life and attracts money. In business, you are the creator and promoter of original ideas and usually enjoy considerable financial success.You are intuitive and might be interested in the arts, drama or science.
You are always looking for an opportunity to achieve financial and emotional security. You are basically peacemaker. You understand the law of harmony and desire to balance your life with those around you. You may feel incomplete without someone to share your love, ideals, wealth or work. You can be very sensitive and could appear a bit shy and perceptive. You have developed intuition, patience and the ability to nurture others. You can achieve the state of happiness if you is willing to accept your needs in a complimentary relationship and go to create them." -www.SevenReflections.com/name/stinson/
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