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Stran Early Origins



The surname Stran was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, where the family sometimes spelled their Strachen or Straughan. The family derive their name from the valley of the Aan (Strath Aan). The earliest record of the Clan was in 1057 AD, when they accompanied King Malcolm Canmore northward in his attempt to overthrow the King MacBeth after his usurpation of the Scottish throne. The Clan Strachan was one of the major Clans participating in the Battle of Lumphanen, 25 miles west of Aberdeen. MacBeth died in the Battle on the 15th day of August, 1057 AD. MacBeth's Cairn may still be seen there to this day. Later it is recorded in 1165 AD that a Walderus de Strathecan had extensive territories in the lands of Strachan (pronounced Stawn, but many in North America have now reverted to the original pronunciation of Stracken).

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Stran Early History


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Stran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stran research. Another 541 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1200, 1268, 1278, 1342, 1361, 1400, 1600, 1463, 1684, 1650, 1799, 1671, 1662 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Stran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stran Spelling Variations


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Stran Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Strachan, Strawn, Strachen, Straughan, Straghan and many more.

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Stran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stran Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stran In Ireland


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Stran In Ireland



Some of the Stran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harry Stran, aged 2, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Lucy Stran, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Robert Stran, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Stran Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Stran, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Jorgen Stran, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Jemmia Stran, aged 21, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Jane Stran, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States from Ashfield, England, in 1908
  • Miss Phillip Stran, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



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: Non timeo, sed caveo
Motto Translation: I fear not but am cautious


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