Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Streets family once lived in any of a number of places called Street, in Hertshire, Kent and Somerset. Streets 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 Streets 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 Streets family
Devon where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Streets family
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Streets Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Streets family name include Street, Streat, Strethe, Strete and others.
Early Notables of the Streets family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Streets family to Ireland
Some of the Streets family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Streets family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Streets surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Streets Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Streets Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Streets (post 1700)
Suggested Readings for the name Streets
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