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Where did the English Strong family come from? What is the English Strong family crest and coat of arms? When did the Strong family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Strong family history?Strong is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a physically powerful person. The surname Strong is derived from the Old English word strong, which in turn comes from the Old English word strang, which means strong. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Strong were recorded, including Stronge, Strong and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strong research. Another 332 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1654 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Strong History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Strong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Strong family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Strong family emigrate to North America:
Strong Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Strong Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Strong Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Strong Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Tentanda via est
Motto Translation: The way must be tried.
The Strong Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Strong Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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