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Strangways History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Strangways name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Strangways was originally derived from a family having lived in the settlement of Strangeways in the county of Lancashire. The surname Strangways belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Strangways family


The surname Strangways was first found in Lancashire where it is generally thought that the name was derived from Strangwish, near Manchester which was held by the family in the 14th century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
In fact, the English "Gentleman Pirate" Henry Strangways (died 1562) often spelt his name "Strangwish."

Early History of the Strangways family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strangways research.
Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1585, 1666, 1614, 1666, 1636, 1676, 1661, 1676, 1615, 1675, 1640 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Strangways History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Strangways Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Strangways include Strangways, Strangeways, Strangwich, Strangwish, Strangeway and many more.

Early Notables of the Strangways family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Strangways (1585-1666), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1666, he supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War; John Strangways (1636-1676), an English politician...
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Migration of the Strangways family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Strangways Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Giles Edward Strangways a land proprietor, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • Thomas Bewes Strangways, aged 26, a land proprietor, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

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