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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. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. 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.
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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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