The name Stringers is rooted in the ancient Norman culture that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. It was a name for someone 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 Stringers family
The surname Stringers 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 Stringers family
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Stringers Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Stringer, Stringar, Stringers and others.
Early Notables of the Stringers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stringers family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Stringers or a variant listed above: Mr. Stringer who settled in Somers Island in 1662; Samuel Stringer settled in Virginia in 1622; followed by James in 1647; John in 1651; and Lettice in 1653.