Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in any of a number of places called Street, in Hertshire, Kent and Somerset. Strate is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Other types of local surnames include topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The surname Strate comes from the Old English word stræt, which means Roman road. In the Middle Ages, this word came to denote the main street in a village, and so the surname may also refer to someone who lived on the main street.
Early Origins of the Strate family
Devon where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Strate family
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Strate Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Strate has been spelled many different ways, including Street, Streat, Strethe, Strete and others.
Early Notables of the Strate family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Strate family to Ireland
Some of the Strate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Strate family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Strates to arrive in North America:
Strate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Strate (post 1700)
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