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Multiple Origins for the Surname Streit


English


The name Streit was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Streit family lived in Wiltshire, at Stratton.

Streit Early Origins



The surname Streit was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Where it is said that the notorious Adam de Stratton derives from Argouges from Manche in the arrondisement of Avranches in Normandy.

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Streit Spelling Variations


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Streit Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Stratton, Straton, Straiton and others.

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Streit Early History


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Streit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Streit research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1320, and 1364 are included under the topic Early Streit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Streit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Streit Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Streit Notables 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Streit or a variant listed above:

Streit Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Streit, who arrived in New Jersey in 1709
  • Kristiaan Streit, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Magdalena Streit, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Godfried Streit, who landed in New York in 1758
  • Johann Georg Streit, who arrived in America in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Streit (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Streit (post 1700)



  • William M. Streit (1875-1941), American Republican politician, Mayor of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, 1923-31; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 11th District, 1932
  • Saul S. Streit, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 7th District, 1927-36; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1955-68
  • Mary Streit, American Republican politician, Vice-chair of Michigan Republican Party, 1949-51; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952
  • Michael J Streit, appointed an Iowa Supreme Court judge in 2001
  • Clarance K Streit, author of "Union Now," published in 1938

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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: Resurgere tento
Motto Translation: I strive to rise again.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Streit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Streit 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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