Stringer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Stringer comes from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain after the Conquest of 1066. It was a name for 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 Stringer family

The surname Stringer 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.

Important Dates for the Stringer family

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Stringer Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Stringer, Stringar, Stringers and others.

Early Notables of the Stringer family (pre 1700)

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Stringer migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Stringer or a variant listed above were:

Stringer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Stringer, who settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Samvell Stringer, aged 17, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • James Stringer, who settled in Virginia in 1647
  • James Stringer, who arrived in Virginia in 1647 [1]
  • John Stringer, who settled in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Stringer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Tho Stringer, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]
  • Samuel Stringer, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • John Stringer, who settled in Maryland in 1726
  • Ralph Stringer, who settled in Maryland in 1736
  • Elizabeth Stringer, who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1736
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Stringer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Stringer, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1838 [1]
  • William Stringer, who arrived in New York in 1839 [1]
  • John A Stringer, who arrived in New York in 1839 [1]
  • T Stringer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Abel, Dedbor, Gamewell, George, James, and Matthew Stringer all, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1858 and 1872
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Stringer migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stringer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Stringer, who settled in Grate's Cove, Newfoundland in 1835 [2]
  • John Stringer in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1838 [2]
  • Mr. C. Stringer, aged 5 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Seaton" departing 12th April 1847 from Belfast, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but he died on board [3]
  • Miss. Prudence Stringer, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Seaton" departing 12th April 1847 from Belfast, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but she died on board [3]

Stringer migration to Australia

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

Stringer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Stringer, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Calphurnia" [4]
  • Joseph Stringer, aged 37, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [5]
  • John Stringer, aged 25, a butcher, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [4]
  • Joseph Stringer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [5]
  • Caroline Stringer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [5]
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Stringer 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:

Stringer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas H. Stringer, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gipsey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th October 1854, en-route to Nelson [6]
  • Mrs. Stringer, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gipsey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th October 1854, en-route to Nelson [6]
  • J. Stringer, (b. 1860), aged , British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gananoque" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 9th May 1860 [6]
  • Kezia Stringer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Thomas Stringer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
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Contemporary Notables of the name Stringer (post 1700)

  • W. M. Stringer, American Democrat politician, Chair of Randolph County Democratic Party, 1949 [7]
  • Thomas W. Stringer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1868, 1888 [7]
  • Thomas Stringer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 23rd District, 1978 [7]
  • Scott M. Stringer (b. 1960), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 67th District, 1993-2005; Borough President of Manhattan, New York, 2006-13; Presidential Elector for New York, 2012 [7]
  • Matthew Stringer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [7]
  • Leslie P. Stringer, American politician, Mayor of Dover, New Jersey, 1962-66 [7]
  • Lawrence Beaumont Stringer (1866-1942), American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1890-92; Member of Illinois State Senate, 1900-04; Candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1904 [7]
  • J. B. Stringer, American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 19th District, 1887-88 [7]
  • Herald E. Stringer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1952; Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1953-54 [7]
  • Godfrey Stringer, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916 [7]
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Stringer family

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Richard Stringer (b. 1963), American Specialist 4th Class from Dexter, New York, USA who died in the crash [8]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Cecil A B Stringer (b. 1899), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Birmingham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [9]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Harry Stringer, English First Waiter from Litherland, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 96)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  9. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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