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Straton is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Straton family lived in Wiltshire, at Stratton.

Straton Early Origins



The surname Straton was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Where it is said that the notorious Adam de Stratton derives from Argouges from Manche in the arrondisement of Avranches in Normandy.

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Straton Spelling Variations


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Straton Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Straton were recorded, including Stratton, Straton, Straiton and others.

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Straton Early History


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Straton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Straton research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1320, and 1364 are included under the topic Early Straton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Straton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Straton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Straton Notables 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Straton arrived in North America very early:

Straton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lucy Straton, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • John Straton who settled in Virginia in 1670
  • Thomas Straton, who landed in Maryland in 1677

Straton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Straton settled in San Francisco, California in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Straton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Straton (post 1700)



  • William Straton (1821-1903), American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1871-77
  • Joseph B. Straton, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mingo County, 1917
  • John Roach Straton (1875-1929), American Democrat politician, Speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1912; Speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1924

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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: Resurgere tento
Motto Translation: I strive to rise again.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Straton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Straton 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 January 2016 at 10:48.

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