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The surname Straker was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1246 when Robert Straker held lands.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Straker, Strache, Stracher, Stracour, Strakour, Stracher, Striker and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Straker research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Straker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Straker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nora Straker, aged 7, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Wilhelmina Straker, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1892
  • David A. Straker, aged 18, who emigrated to America, in 1897

Straker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James H. Straker, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1905
  • Samuel Straker, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Broomside, England, in 1907
  • Thomas Straker, aged 40, who landed in America from Broomside, England, in 1907
  • Tooke G. Straker, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Morton-on-Tees, England, in 1912
  • John Arthur Straker, aged 5, who settled in America from London, England, in 1914
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Straker Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Robert George Straker, aged 47, who settled in Alberta, Canada, in 1923
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  • Lester "Les" Paul Straker Bolnalda (b. 1959), Venezuela-born, American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher
  • Arthur Coppin Straker (1893-1961), English cricketer
  • Nick Straker, born Nick Bailey, English musician based in London, founder of The Nick Straker Band
  • Anthony Othneal Straker (b. 1988), English-born Barbadian footballer
  • William Straker (1855-1941), British trade unionist, Secretary of the Northumberland Miners' Association (1905 to 1935)
  • Peter Straker (b. 1943), Jamaican-born singer and actor, best known for appearances in Doctor Who (1979)
  • Karen Straker (1964-1988), British silver medalist equestrian at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Melissa Straker -Taylor (b. 1976), Barbados four-time bronze medalist female track and field sprinter
  • Sidney Straker (b. 1893), London motor agent, co-founder of Straker-Squire, a British automobile manufacturer based in Bristol
  • Sir Louis Hilton Straker KCMG (b. 1944), Deputy Prime Minister and foreign minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Straker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Straker 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.

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