Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Strangwish comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Strangeways in the county of Lancashire. The surname Strangwish 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 Strangwish 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 Strangwish family
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Strangwish Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Strangwish has appeared include Strangways, Strangeways, Strangwich, Strangwish, Strangeway and many more.
Early Notables of the Strangwish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Strangwish family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Strangwish arrived in North America very early: William and Robert Strangway settled in Maryland in 1750.
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