Stricker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Stricker family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Westmorland, at Stirkland.

Early Origins of the Stricker family

The surname Stricker was first found in Westmorland at Great Strickland or Little Strickland which dates back to the 12th century when it was named Stircland. The name is derived from the Old English words "stirc" + "land" and meant "cultivated land where young bullocks are kept." [1]

Strickland-Ketel and Strickland-Roger were located in the same county. "Descended from Walter de Stirkland, Knight, so called from the pasture-ground of the young cattle, called stirks or steers, in the parish of Morland, in this county; who was living in the reign of Henry III." [2]

However, some of the family branched to Wintringham in East Riding of Yorkshire in early times. "This parish is situated on the river Derwent, and comprises 8480 acres, of which 5740 are in the township, and, with the exception of the large farm of Linton, exclusively the property of Sir George Strickland, Bart., who is lord of the manor. The living is a donative, in the patronage of Sir George Strickland: the church is in the early English style, with a square embattled tower surmounted by a tall and graceful spire." [3]

Early History of the Stricker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stricker research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1200, 1419, 1400, 1366, 1380, 1415, 1600, 1671, 1621, 1694, 1419, 1400, 1419, 1598, 1596, 1673, 1665, 1724, 1686, 1735, 1640, 1717, 1685 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Stricker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stricker Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Stricker has been recorded under many different variations, including Strickland, Stirkland, Stickland and others.

Early Notables of the Stricker family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Walter Strickland of Sizergh Hall; Sir Robert Strickland of Sizergh (1600-1671), an English Member of Parliament for Westmorland; Sir Thomas Strickland of Sizergh (1621-1694), supporter of the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; William Strickland (died 1419), an English priest, Bishop of Carlisle (1400 to 1419); William Strickland (died 1598), English landowner and early explorer of...
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stricker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stricker migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Strickers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Stricker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Stricker, aged 4, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [4]
  • Philip Stricker, aged 9, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [4]
  • Adam Stricker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760 [4]
Stricker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolph Stricker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [4]
  • W Stricker, who arrived in America in 1851 [4]
  • Bernhard Stricker, aged 56, who arrived in America in 1860 [4]
  • Anna Stricker, aged 34, who landed in America in 1868 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stricker (post 1700) +

  • John A. "Cub" Stricker (1859-1937), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • Brigadier General John Stricker (1758-1825), American Militia officer who fought in both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812
  • Steven Stricker (b. 1967), American professional PGA golfer
  • Sidney G. Stricker, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1922; Delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [5]
  • Jerry Stricker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 2000 [5]
  • Rémy Stricker (1936-2019), French pianist, music educator, radio producer, musicologist and writer
  • Erwin Stricker (1950-2010), Italian alpine skier who competed at the 1972 and 1976 Winter Olympics
  • Salomon Stricker (1834-1898), Austrian pathologist and histologist
  • Johannes Paulus Stricker (1816-1886), Dutch theologian and biblical scholar
  • Louis Anthony Stricker (1884-1960), South African cricketer who played in 13 Tests


The Stricker 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: Sans mal
Motto Translation: Without evil.


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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