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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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    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. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. 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.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    11. ...

    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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