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Origins Available: English, French

Where did the English Stur family come from? What is the English Stur family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stur family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stur family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Stower, Stowers, Stowars, Stowar, Stouer, Stur, Styre and many more.

First found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when William held estates in that shire in 1162.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stur research. Another 185 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1162, 1206, 1602, 1455, 1487, 1440, 1503, 1470, 1497, 1501 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Stur History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stur Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Franciscus Stur, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

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The Stur Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stur 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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