Anglo-Saxon name Strangweart come from when the family resided in the settlement of Strangeways in the county of Lancashire. The surname Strangweart 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 Strangweart family
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. 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 Strangweart family
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Strangweart Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Strangweart has been recorded under many different variations, including Strangways, Strangeways, Strangwich, Strangwish, Strangeway and many more.
Early Notables of the Strangweart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Strangweart family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Strangweart or a variant listed above: William and Robert Strangway settled in Maryland in 1750.
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