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The Straley surname comes from the German word "strahl," meaning "arrow."

Straley Early Origins



The surname Straley was first found in Goerz, where the name Straley was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of early Europe. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Straley Spelling Variations


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Straley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Strahler, Strahle, Strahlin, Strahling, Strahn, Strall, Strale, Strahlfeld, Stralau, Straelen and many more.

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Straley Early History


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Straley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Straley research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1366 and 1386 are included under the topic Early Straley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Straley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Straley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Straley 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 or some of its variants were: Gustaf Stahl, who came to Deleware in 1641. Peter Strall arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748; Christian Strahling came to Pennsylvania in 1749; Magdelena Strahlin came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1819.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Straley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Straley (post 1700)



  • Natasha Straley, American actress and producer, known for Brunch on Sundays (2013), Boston Nightly: Long Term Parking (2015) and Leftovers (2010)
  • John Straley (b. 1953), American poet and author of detective fiction
  • Bruce Straley, American game director, artist and designer for the video game developer Naughty Dog
  • Bruce Straley, British BAFTA Award winning director and producer, known for The Last of Us (2013), The Last of Us: Left Behind (2014) and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Straley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Straley 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 18 November 2015 at 08:34.

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