Strong History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Strong is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a physically powerful person. The surname Strong is derived from the Old English word strong, which in turn comes from the Old English word strang, which means strong. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Strong family

The surname Strong was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Strong family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strong research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1654, 1803, 1654, 1631, 1640, 1643, 1645, 1750, 1804, 1803, 1981 and are included under the topic Early Strong History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Strong Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Strong were recorded, including Stronge, Strong and others.

Early Notables of the Strong family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Strong (d. 1654), an English Independent divine, born in Durham. He was educated at Cambridge, and became a "fellow on 30 Dec. 1631. In 1640 he became rector of Moore Critchell in Dorsetshire, but he was driven out...
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Migration of the Strong family to Ireland

Some of the Strong family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Strong migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Strong family emigrate to North America:

Strong Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Eleanor Strong settled with her husband John in Nantasket, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Edward Strong, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Strong, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • John Strong, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
  • Edward Strong, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Strong Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Martha Strong, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Mary Strong, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]
  • Christopher Strong, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 [1]
  • Christopher Strong, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772
Strong Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Chr Strong, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Hugh Strong, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Duncan Strong, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • David Strong, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827 [1]
  • B R W Strong, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Strong Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Strong, who landed in Mississippi in 1906 [1]

Strong migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Strong Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • William Strong, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1682 [2]
Strong Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • George and John Strong, who settled in Old Perlican, Newfoundland in 1787 [2]

Strong migration to Australia

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

Strong Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Strong, a cabinet-maker, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • George Strong, a tailor, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Caroline Strong, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 [3]
  • John Strong, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Sarah Strong, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Strong 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:

Strong Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Strong, aged 47, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Martha Strong, aged 37, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Frances Strong, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Charles Strong, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Mary Ann Strong, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Strong (post 1700)

  • Willis A. Strong, American politician, First Selectman of Woodbury, Connecticut, 1888
  • William S. Strong, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury, 1912
  • William S. Strong, American politician, Mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1881-82
  • William L. Strong, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1882
  • William L. Strong (1827-1900), American Republican politician, Mayor of New York City, New York, 1895-97
  • William Strong, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2008
  • William Strong, American politician, Justice of Oregon Territorial Supreme Court, 1850-53
  • William Strong (1808-1895), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1847-51; Justice of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1857-68; Resigned 1868; Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1870-80
  • William Strong (1763-1840), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1798; U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1811-15, 1819-21: State Court Judge in Vermont, 1819; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1832
  • Will A. Strong (1847-1908), American politician, Secretary of State of Louisiana, 1876
  • ... (Another 144 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Strong family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Arthur J Strong (b. 1918), English Leading Writer serving for the Royal Navy from London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [5]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Fred Strong, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [6]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Herbert R. Strong, American Coxswain working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [7]

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  7. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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