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The name Stretton reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Stretton family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stretton family lived in Wiltshire, at Stratton.

Stretton Early Origins



The surname Stretton 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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Stretton Spelling Variations


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Stretton Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stretton family name include Stratton, Straton, Straiton and others.

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Stretton Early History


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Stretton Early History



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

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Stretton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stretton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stretton 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Stretton family to immigrate North America:

Stretton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliza Stretton, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Stretton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Stretton, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Stretton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Stretton, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • William Stretton, Sr., English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • S.D. Stretton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849
  • Thomas Stretton, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stretton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stretton (post 1700)



  • Samuel C. Stretton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1990
  • William Stretton (1755-1828), English builder and architect based in Nottingham
  • Samuel Stretton (1731-1811), English builder, architect and inventor who built the first powered cotton mill in Nottingham
  • Ronald Charles Stretton (1930-2012), English bronze medalist track cyclist at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Hesba Stretton (1832-1911), pen name of Sarah Smith, English writer of children's books
  • Amanda Stretton (b. 1973), English female racing driver and motoring journalist
  • Hugh Stretton AC (1924-2015), Australian historian, professor and Rhodes Scholar, deputy chair of the South Australian Housing Trust for 17 years
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Severus William Lynam Stretton (1783-1884), British Army officer who served in the Napoleonic Wars
  • Colonel Sempronius Stretton CB (1781-1842), British Army officer who served at the Battle of Waterloo, best known for his sketches of early Canadian life
  • Ross Stretton (1952-2005), Australian ballet dancer and artistic director, Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet (1997-2001) and the Royal Ballet (2001-2002)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stretton Historic Events


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Stretton Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Edward Stretton (1875-1914), English Miner from Norton Canes, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. 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.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Stretton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stretton 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 21 April 2016 at 04:16.

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