Strobridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Strobridge surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place so called in Hatherleigh, Devon.
Early Origins of the Strobridge family
The surname Strobridge was first found in Devon where there is an early record of John Strowbridge in 1559. A John Strobridge was recorded in the Heraldic Visitations of Devon in 1620. He was said to son of Arthur Strobridge of Modbury, grandson of John Strobridge of Bigbury, and great-grandson of John Strobridge of Colleton.
Early History of the Strobridge family
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Strobridge 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 Strawbridge, Strowbridge, Strobridge and others.
Early Notables of the Strobridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Strobridge family to Ireland
Some of the Strobridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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 Strobridge or a variant listed above:
Strobridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Strobridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Strobridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century