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Stourton Early Origins



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." [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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Stourton Spelling Variations


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Stourton Spelling Variations



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

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Stourton Early History


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Stourton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stourton 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 Stourton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stourton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stourton 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 Stourton 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:

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stourton (post 1700)


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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.)

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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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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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Stourton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stourton 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 09:12.

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