Strand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Strand family

The surname Strand was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat. The name Strand is derived from an old Scandinavian or Viking name Strand meaning a dweller by the sea-shore. The first record of the name is found in Suffolk in tax rolls in the year 1327 and these records showed John Strand as holding estates in that county.

Early History of the Strand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strand research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 132 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Strand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Strand Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Strand, Stranders, Strander, Strond, Stronders and many more.

Early Notables of the Strand family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Strand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Strand migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Strand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abram Strand, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [1]
  • Abraham Strand, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [1]
  • Joan Strand, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1669 [1]
  • William Strand, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [1]
Strand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Strand, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
Strand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martha Strand from England settled in Boston
  • Christian Strand, who landed in Texas in 1853 [1]
  • Gustaf Strand, aged 22, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Job Strand, aged 58, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Martha Strand, aged 23, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Strand migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Strand Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Strand, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [2]
  • Maria Strand, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Strand (post 1700) +

  • Professor Kenneth Strand, American economist, Department of Economics and Commerce, Simon Fraser University, B.C, Canada, born in Washington State U.S.A
  • Paul Strand (1890-1976), American photographer
  • David Strand, American scholar of early 20th century China
  • Mark Strand (b. 1934), American poet, essayist, and translator awarded the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • Roar Strand (b. 1970), Norwegian footballer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif


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