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The Stratford surname is a habitation name derived from one of various places, so named. These place names come from the Old English words "stroet," and "ford;" thus describing a location where the road crossed a stream. Places named Stratford that can be found in the Domesday Book include towns in Suffolk, Wiltshire, and of course Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, held at that time by the Bishop of Worcester.

Stratford Early Origins



The surname Stratford was first found in Suffolk where a Robert de Stratford was listed in the Domesday Book, as holding the Hundred of Samford both before and after the Conquest. John de Stratford (died 1348) was Archbishop of Canterbury and Treasurer and Chancellor of England.

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Stratford Spelling Variations


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Stratford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stratford, Strafford and others.

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Stratford Early History


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Stratford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stratford research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1589, 1602, 1633, 1707, 1689, 1707, 1698, 1777, 1727, 1736, 1739 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Stratford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stratford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stratford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stratford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stratford In Ireland


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Stratford In Ireland



Some of the Stratford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stratford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Stratford, aged 16, landed in St Christopher in 1634
  • Richard Stratford, who arrived in Maryland in 1637-1640
  • Joseph Stratford, who landed in Maryland in 1664
  • William Stratford, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Anthony Stratford, who landed in Maryland in 1684

Stratford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Stratford, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839

Stratford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Stratford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Stratford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Thomas Stratford U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Stratford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Stratford arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • John Stratford arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Lucy Stratford arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Mary Stratford arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Richard Stratford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849

Stratford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George A Stratford landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora
  • John Stratford landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Cuba
  • John Stratford, aged 26, a gamekeeper, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • Charles Stratford, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Sarah Stratford, aged 24, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stratford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stratford (post 1700)



  • William J. Stratford, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Forest City, Pennsylvania, 1949-81
  • Stan Stratford, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 33rd District, 1973
  • Timothy P Stratford, American executive, Vice Chairman and General Counsel for General Motors in China
  • Cecil Vernon Wingfield Stratford (1853-1939), English international footballer
  • William Samuel Stratford (1789-1853), English astronomer
  • Paul Stratford (b. 1955), English former professional footballer
  • Nicholas Stratford (1633-1707), Anglican prelate
  • Ralph Stratford, English medieval Bishop of London
  • Alfred Hugh Stratford (1853-1914), English sportsman
  • Robert de Stratford (1292-1362), English bishop and was one of Edward III of England's principal ministers
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtuti nihil obstat et armis
Motto Translation: Nothing resists valour and arms.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Stratford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stratford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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