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The name Stratton reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stratton family lived in Wiltshire, at Stratton.

Stratton Early Origins



The surname Stratton 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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Stratton Spelling Variations


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Stratton Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Stratton include Stratton, Straton, Straiton and others.

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Stratton Early History


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Stratton Early History



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

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Stratton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stratton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stratton 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Strattons to arrive on North American shores:

Stratton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Stratton settled in Maine in 1623
  • Samuel Stratton, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1633
  • Henry Stratton settled in Virginia in 1641
  • Henry Stratton, who arrived in Virginia in 1641
  • Sisley Stratton, who landed in Virginia in 1646
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stratton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Stratton, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Benja Stratton, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Joyce Stratton, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Stratton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Stratton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1829
  • James Stratton, aged 4, landed in New York, NY in 1834
  • J C Stratton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • C Stratton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • David Stratton, who arrived in Mississippi in 1874

Stratton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Stratton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Stratton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Samuel Stratton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Francis Stratton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Stratton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Stratton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Stratton from Yorkshire settled in Greenspond, Newfoundland before 1856

Stratton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Stratton, English convict from Bedford, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Rosinna E. Stratton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849

Stratton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Stratton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Stratton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
  • Thomas Stratton, aged 45, a labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Stratton, aged 35, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • George Stratton, aged 15, a labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stratton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stratton (post 1700)



  • Dorothy Constance Stratton (1899-2006), American director of the SPARS, the United States Coast Guard Women's Reserve during World War II, eponym of the USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752)
  • Solomon Stratton (1745-1818), American soldier and explorer
  • Winfield Scott "W.C." Stratton (1848-1902), American prospector and philanthropist, he discovered the Independence Lode near Victor, Colorado
  • Samuel Somerville Stratton (1898-1969), American academic, 11th President of Middlebury College (1943-1963)
  • Richard A. Stratton (b. 1958), American educator, President of Clearwater Christian College in 2002
  • Felton Stratton (1895-1974), American baseball infielder in the Negro Leagues, active 1920 through 1933
  • Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838-1883), American little person who used the stage name General Tom Thumb under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum
  • Casey Stratton (b. 1976), American pop musician
  • Monty Stratton (1912-1982), American baseball player
  • Mike Stratton (b. 1941), American NFL football player
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stratton Historic Events


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Stratton Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Lucilla Stratton, née Kennerley British Stewardess from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Master Willie  Stratton (1912-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Winifred  Stratton (1882-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. James William  Stratton (1883-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Vincie  Stratton (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Alfred  Stratton (1905-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Stratton


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Suggested Readings for the name Stratton



  • Lackey, Stratton, and Allied Families by Harriett I. Pratt.
  • The Stratton Clan by Gertrude Kratzer Rosenkild.
  • I'm Claiming the Promise by David C. Stratton.

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Stratton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stratton 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 23 June 2016 at 14:31.

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