Early-attested site in the Parish of Whitbeck
- Stangerhovet 1180–1210 Furness
- Stangarhawe, Stangarhay 1526 DuLa
- Stangerhowe 1536 MinAcct 1687 Hudleston
- Stangar 1537 DuLa
- Stangrey 1673 PR(Whicham)
The earliest form shows that this is a compound of stangar , genitive of ON stǫng, 'pole,' and hǫfuð ,'headland.' Cf. Stanghow (PN NRY 146) and Stangerhau in Ravensmeols (PN La 250).