Stride History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The illustrious surname Stride is classified as a habitation surname, which was originally derived from a place-name, and is one form of surname belonging to a broader group called hereditary surnames. Habitation names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Topographic names, form the other broad category of surnames that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. Stride is a place-name from in Stroud, a parish in Gloucester or from Strood, a parish in Kent.

Early Origins of the Stride family

The surname Stride was first found in Somerset where they were descended from the Alain, the Duke of Bretagne who arrived in England with William the Conqueror in 1066 A.D. The first to be granted lands was Sir Warinus Strode, Lord of Strode in Dorset, whose lands also pervaded Somerset. The Devon branch were originally from Strode, in the parish of Ermington, where Adam de Strode the first recorded ancestor was seated in the reign of Henry III. [1]

Early History of the Stride family

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Stride Spelling Variations

Since the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, Breton surnames have many spelling variations. Latin and French, which were the official court languages, were also influential on the spelling of surnames. The spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. Therefore, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England after the Norman Conquest, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Strode, Stroud, Strowd, Stroude, Strowde and others.

Early Notables of the Stride family (pre 1700)

Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was Colonel Strode of Southhill; Ralph Strode ( fl. 1350-1400), an English schoolman, fellow of Merton College, Oxford, before 1360; Sir Richard Strode (c. 1480-1522), English tinner and British Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle, Devon; and Richard Strode (1638-1707), British Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle from 1685-1689 and 1690; William Strode (1598-1645), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons...
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United States Stride migration to the United States +

Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Stride, or a variant listed above:

Stride Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Stride, who landed in America in 1764 [2]
Stride Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Stride, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808 [2]
Stride Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Herbert Edward Stride, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Herbert Stride, aged 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Dorothy Edith Stride, aged 24, who landed in America from Southampton, England, in 1911
  • Annie Stride, aged 36, who immigrated to America from Southampton, England, in 1913
  • Anna Stride, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States from Southampton, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Stride migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stride Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Stride, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Stride Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Henry Stride, aged 23, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1923

Australia Stride migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stride Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Hester Stride, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"

New Zealand Stride migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Stride Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Stride, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Stride (post 1700) +

  • John Stride (1936-2018), English actor best known for his work on The Omen (1976), The Main Chance (1969) and Juggernaut (1974)
  • David Stride (1958-2016), English professional footballer and manager; he played from 1978 to 1988 and managed Lymington Town Bashley in 2015
  • Darren Stride (b. 1975), English professional footballer
  • Virginia Stride, British actress

HMAS Sydney II
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. J Stride, British Petty Officer Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [4]

The Stride 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: Hyeme viresco
Motto Translation: I flourish (or am green) in winter.

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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