Early Origins of the Stirton family
The surname Stirton was first found in Wiltshire
at Stourton. Leland write in his Itinerary "The name of Stourtons be very aunciente yn those parties. The Ryver of Stoure risith ther of six fountains or springes, whereof three be on the northe side of the Parke harde withyn the pale: the other three be north also, but without the parke; the Lord Stourton gyveth these six Fountaynes yn his arms." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
This quotation explains the significance of the six fountains depicted on the family arms. Baron
Stourton was created in 1447 at Stourton, Wiltshire
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"A castle was anciently built here by John de Stourton." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Stirton family
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Stirton Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Stirton family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William de Stourton (1373-1413), Speaker of the House of Commons of England
(1413), knight of the shire in Parliament for Somerset
in 1401, 1402, and 1404, also Wiltshire
in 1407, Dorset
in 1410 and again in 1413; John Stourton (1400-1462), 1st Baron... Another 108 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stirton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stirton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stirton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Stirton, aged 49, who landed in America from England, in 1893
Stirton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James Stirton, aged 65, who settled in America from London, England, in 1908
- James Bruce Stirton, aged 18, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1908
- Alison Stirton, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States from Dundee, Scotland, in 1908
- Robert Stirton, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1908
- William Chas. Stirton, aged 24, who landed in America from Bandon, Scotland, in 1909
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Stirton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Charles Stirton, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Marion" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
- James Stirton, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday February 7th, 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1856.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Stirton (post 1700)
- Brent Stirton, American senior photographer for Getty Images, New York
- Alexander McIntyre Stirton (1872-1939), American politician, Candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1908; Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1909 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Robert Stirton Thornton (1863-1936), Canadian politician in Manitoba, member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1907 to 1910, and 1914 to 1922
- David Stirton (1816-1908), Canadian politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons representing Wellington South from 1867 to 1876
The Stirton 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: Loyal je serai durant ma vie
Motto Translation: I will be loyal as long as I live.