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Stirton Early Origins



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." [1]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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Stirton Spelling Variations


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Stirton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stourton, Storeton, Storton and others.

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Stirton Early History


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Stirton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stirton research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1640, 1373, 1413, 1413, 1401, 1402, 1404, 1407, 1410, 1413, 1400, 1462, 1445, 1426, 1433, 1437, 1430, 1479, 1454, 1485, 1485, 1487, 1457, 1523, 1463, 1535, 1505, 1548, 1520, 1557, 1553, 1588, 1555, 1633, 1594, 1672, 1685, 1665, 1720, 1667 and 1744 are included under the topic Early Stirton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stirton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stirton Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stirton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Charles Stirton, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • James Stirton, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stirton (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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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: Loyal je serai durant ma vie
Motto Translation: I will be loyal as long as I live.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Stirton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stirton 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.

This page was last modified on 11 April 2016 at 09:06.

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