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Strawn Early Origins



The surname Strawn 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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Strawn Spelling Variations


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Strawn Spelling Variations



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

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Strawn Early History


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Strawn Early History



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

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Strawn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Strawn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Strawn In Ireland


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Strawn In Ireland



Some of the Strawn 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:

Strawn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W.S Strawn, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Uyra Strawn, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Julia S. Strawn, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1896

Strawn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Chas. Strawn, aged 26, who landed in America from England, in 1903
  • Cydia Strawn, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Nellie Strawn, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Ethel Byron Strawn, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • S. H. Strawn, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Strawn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Strawn (post 1700)



  • Matthew "Matt" Strawn (b. 1974), American businessman
  • Rick Strawn, former Atlanta police officer who now runs a youth transport firm
  • Silas Hardy Strawn (1866-1946), prominent Chicago lawyer
  • Susan Strawn, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 2008
  • Marjorie O. Strawn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996
  • John Strawn, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Moundsville, Virginia, 1858-61
  • James W. Strawn, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 30th District, 2010
  • Harry C. Strawn, American politician, Mayor of Springfield, Missouri, 1981
  • George W. Strawn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 3rd District, 1926
  • Robert Strawn (b. 1952), Australian professional footballer

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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. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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    The Strawn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Strawn 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 10 December 2015 at 10:51.

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