Stirzaker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Stirzaker is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the settlement of Stirzacre in the county of Lancashire. The surname Stirzaker belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Stirzaker family

The surname Stirzaker was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Stirzaker originally Steresaker, in the parish of Garstang, some say before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The origin of the name is to describe estates which were steers-acre, and under this spelling the name was recorded in the 13th century.

Early History of the Stirzaker family

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Stirzaker Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Stirzaker has been recorded under many different variations, including Stirzaker, Stirzacker, Stirsaker, Stirsacker, Sterzaker, Stersaker, Steresaker, Steresake, Stazicker, Staziker, Sturzaker and many more.

Early Notables of the Stirzaker family (pre 1700)

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United States Stirzaker migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Stirzaker or a variant listed above:

Stirzaker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elizabeth Stirzaker, aged 33, who settled in America from Preston, England, in 1908
  • Leopold Stirzaker, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Preston, England, in 1910
  • Joseph Stirzaker, aged 24, who landed in America from Cromford, England, in 1911
  • Eliza Stirzaker, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Preston, England, in 1915
  • Harold Stirzaker, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923

Australia Stirzaker migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stirzaker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Stirzaker, (Tassiker, Tasicar, Sturzaker), (b. 1828), aged 22, English labourer who was convicted in Preston, Lancaster, England for 7 years for theft, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stirzaker (post 1700) +

  • Nic Stirzaker (b. 1991), English-born, Australian rugby union footballer who plays for Melbourne Rising (2014-)
  • Henry "Harry" Stirzaker (b. 1869), English professional footballer for Blackpool (1894-1903)
  • Dr. Richard Stirzaker, 2007 Land & Water Australia Research Fellow
  • Jon Stirzaker, Australian Head of the Geospatial Applications & Visualisation unit in Australia
  • Dr. David Stirzaker, Tutorial Fellow in Mathematics at St. John's College Oxford


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim


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