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The name Streetey is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in any of a number of places called Street, in Hertshire, Kent and Somerset. Streetey 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 Streetey comes from the Old English word stręt, 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 Streetey family


The surname Streetey was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Early History of the Streetey family

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Early History of the Streetey family


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Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1689, 1625, 1696, 1621, 1679 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Streetey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Streetey Spelling Variations

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Streetey Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Streetey are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Streetey include: Street, Streat, Strethe, Strete and others.

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Early Notables of the Streetey family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Streetey family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Street (Streete) (1621-1689), an early English astronomer, best known for his book "Astronomia Carolina, a new theorie of Coelestial Motions" which was used as a reference for many years having at least three editions, eponym of the...
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Migration of the Streetey family to Ireland

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Migration of the Streetey family to Ireland


Some of the Streetey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 49 words (4 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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Migration of the Streetey family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Streetey family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Streetey or a variant listed above: William Street who settled in Maine in 1602; 18 years before the "Mayflower"; Nicholas and Alice Street who settled in New England in 1630; Humphrey and Elizabeth Street settled in Virginia in 1650.

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