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Straughn Early Origins



The surname Straughn 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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Straughn Spelling Variations


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Straughn Spelling Variations



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

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Straughn Early History


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Straughn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Straughn 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 Straughn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Straughn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Straughn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Straughn In Ireland


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Straughn In Ireland



Some of the Straughn 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:

Straughn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Straughn, aged 26, who landed in America from St. Joseph, Barbadoes, in 1911
  • Muriel Straughn, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Barbados, S. W. Indies, in 1914
  • Charlote C. Straughn, aged 61, who emigrated to the United States from St. Michael, Barbados, in 1918
  • Martin Morris Straughn, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Arthur Straughn, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Straughn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Straughn (post 1700)



  • William D. Straughn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1896
  • Dorothy L. Straughn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924, 1932
  • Charles D. Straughn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916
  • Seibert Straughn (b. 1967), retired Barbadian sprinter

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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Straughn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Straughn 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 2 July 2016 at 17:36.

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