The Norman Conquest
in 1066 brought many new words to England
from which surnames were formed. String was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a strong or courageous
person. Checking further we found the name was derived from the German word streng
, of the same meaning.
Early Origins of the String family
The surname String was first found in Nottinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from early times, where they were Lords of the manor of Eaton, and were conjecturally descended from Fulk, who held the lands of Eaton from Roger de Bully at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086. The lands, at that time, consisted of two mills and a garden. Eaton is the celebrated site of the Battle of the Idle in 617 between Redwald and Ethelfrith of Northumbria.
Early History of the String family
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String Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Stringer, Stringar, Stringers and others.
Early Notables of the String family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the String family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
String Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William String (aged 24) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1856.shtml