Stricklin is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
brought to England
in 1066. The Stricklin family lived in Westmorland
, at Stirkland.
Early Origins of the Stricklin family
The surname Stricklin 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Stricklin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stricklin research.Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1200, 1400, 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 Stricklin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stricklin Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Strickland, Stirkland, Stickland and others.
Early Notables of the Stricklin 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... Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stricklin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stricklin family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Stricklin or a variant listed above:
Stricklin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Stricklin, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
- Charles Stricklin, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1913
- Charles R. Stricklin, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1917
- James Williams Stricklin, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
- D. Stricklin, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Stricklin (post 1700)
- J. H. Stricklin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1922 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Luke Stricklin (b. 1982), American country music singer and songwriter, perhaps best known for his single "American by God's Amazing Grace"
- Scott Stricklin (b. 1972), American college baseball coach, current head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs baseball team (2014-)
- Scott Stricklin (b. 2010), American 16th Director of Athletics at Mississippi State University
- Waymond Lane "Hut" Stricklin (b. 1961), American former NASCAR race car driver who competed in 328 races over 15 years, stunt driver for the movie Days of Thunder
The Stricklin 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.