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Early Origins of the Stirkland family
The surname Stirkland was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say they were descended from the Norman Earls of Northumberland.
Early History of the Stirkland family
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Stirkland Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Stirkland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stirkland family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Strickland, who settled in Virginia in 1670; along with Joseph; Henry Strickland settled in New Jersey in 1769; Hugh Strickland settled in Wilmington, Del. in 1789.
The Stirkland 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: A la volonté de Dieu
Motto Translation: At the will of God.