Early Origins of the Stourton family
The surname Stourton 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 Stourton family
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Stourton Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Stourton 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 Stourton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stourton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stourton Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Erasmus Stourton (1603-1658), English clergyman from Narborough, Leicestershire and early settler to the Colony of Avalon, Newfoundland in 1627, one of the earliest Anglican clergyman to come to Newfoundland
Contemporary Notables of the name Stourton (post 1700)
- Thomas Edward Alexander "Tom" Stourton (b. 1987), English comedian, actor and voice actor
- Charles Edward Stourton (1923-2006), 23rd Baron Stourton, English peer
- William Marmaduke Stourton (1895-1965), 22nd Baron Stourton, English peer
- Charles Botolph Joseph Stourton (1867-1936), 21st Baron Stourton, English peer
- Alfred Joseph Stourton (1829-1893), 20th Baron Stourton, English peer
- Charles Stourton (1802-1872), 19th Baron Stourton, English peer
- William Stourton (1776-1846), 18th Baron Stourton, English peer known for his private memoirs of his relative Maria Fitzherbert, the secret wife of King George IV
- Charles Philip Stourton (1752-1816), 17th Baron Stourton, English peer
- William Stourton (1704-1781), 16th Baron Stourton, English peer
- Charles Stourton (1702-1753), 15th Baron Stourton, English peer
- ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
The Stourton 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.