Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in any of a number of places called Street, in Hertshire, Kent and Somerset. Streater is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Other types of local surnames include topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The surname Streater comes from the Old English word stræt, which means Roman road. In the Middle Ages, this word came to denote the main street in a village, and so the surname may also refer to someone who lived on the main street.
Early Origins of the Streater family
Devon where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Streater family
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Streater Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Streater include Street, Streat, Strethe, Strete and others.
Early Notables of the Streater family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Streater family to Ireland
Some of the Streater family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Streater family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Streater were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Streater Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Streater Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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