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Straughan Early Origins



The surname Straughan was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, where the family sometimes spelled their Strachen or Straughan. The family derive their name from the valley of the Aan (Strath Aan). The earliest record of the Clan was in 1057 AD, when they accompanied King Malcolm Canmore northward in his attempt to overthrow the King MacBeth after his usurpation of the Scottish throne. The Clan Strachan was one of the major Clans participating in the Battle of Lumphanen, 25 miles west of Aberdeen. MacBeth died in the Battle on the 15th day of August, 1057 AD. MacBeth's Cairn may still be seen there to this day. Later it is recorded in 1165 AD that a Walderus de Strathecan had extensive territories in the lands of Strachan (pronounced Stawn, but many in North America have now reverted to the original pronunciation of Stracken).

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Straughan Spelling Variations


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Straughan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Strachan, Strawn, Strachen, Straughan, Straghan and many more.

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Straughan Early History


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Straughan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Straughan research. Another 541 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1200, 1268, 1278, 1342, 1361, 1400, 1600, 1463, 1684, 1650, 1799, 1671, 1662 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Straughan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Straughan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Straughan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Straughan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Straughan In Ireland


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Straughan In Ireland



Some of the Straughan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 171 words (12 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:

Straughan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Straughan settled in Virginia in 1635
  • William Straughan, aged 22, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Straughan, who arrived in Virginia in 1696

Straughan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Straughan, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • David Straughan, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • George Straughan settled in New Jersey in 1773

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Contemporary Notables of the name Straughan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Straughan (post 1700)



  • Joe Straughan (b. 1965), American professional football player
  • FiL Straughan, American-British soul singer
  • Nile Straughan, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1950
  • Jerry E. Straughan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Evelyn Straughan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1960
  • E. J. Straughan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960
  • C. H. Straughan, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Logan County, 1958
  • Associate Professor Paulin Tay Straughan, academic and Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) in Singapore (2009-2012)
  • Peter Straughan (b. 1968), English playwright and author

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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: Non timeo, sed caveo
Motto Translation: I fear not but am cautious


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. 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.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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    The Straughan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Straughan 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 11 February 2016 at 19:56.

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