Stronge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Stronge is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a physically powerful person. The surname Stronge 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 Stronge family
The surname Stronge was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Stronge family
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Stronge Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stronge have been found, including Stronge, Strong and others.
Early Notables of the Stronge 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 Stronge family to Ireland
Some of the Stronge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Stronge migration to the United States +
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Stronge surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Stronge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Alexander Stronge, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 
- Abraham Stronge, who settled in Virginia in 1653
- Abraham Stronge, who landed in Virginia in 1653 
- William Stronge, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 
- Leonard Stronge, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 
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Stronge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Stronge, who arrived in Virginia in 1719 
Stronge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F Stronge, aged 20, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1842 
- W J Stronge, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 
Stronge migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stronge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- James Stronge, who settled in Bay de Verde, Newfoundland in 1730 
Stronge 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:
Stronge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- R. Stronge, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1877
Contemporary Notables of the name Stronge (post 1700) +
- Sir Charles Norman Lockhart Stronge MC, PC, JP, (1894-1981), 8th Baronet, Irish Ulster Unionist Party politician in Northern Ireland
- Major James Matthew Stronge (1932-1981), Irish soldier and Ulster Unionist Party MP in the Parliament of Northern Ireland
- Sir Charles Edmond Sinclair Stronge (1862-1939), 7th Baronet, Irish peer
- Sir Walter Lockhart Stronge JP, DL (1860-1933), 6th Baronet, Irish peer
- Sir James Henry Stronge PC (1849-1928), 5th Baronet, Irish barrister and politician
- Sir John Calvert Stronge DL JP, BL (1813-1899), 4th Baronet, Irish peer and barrister
- Sir James Matthew Stronge DL, JP (1811-1885), 3rd Baronet Irish peer and politician, Member of Parliament for County Armagh (1864-1873)
- Sir James Matthew Stronge DL, DCL (1786-1864), 2nd Baronet, Irish peer
- Sir James Stronge (1750-1804), 1st Baronet, Irish peer
- Sir Francis William Stronge KCMG (1856-1924), British diplomat, Minister Resident and Consul-General in the Republic of Colombia (1906–1911), Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States of Mexico (1911–1913), Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Chile (1913–1919), son of Sir John Calvert Stronge
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The Stronge Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Tentanda via est
Motto Translation: The way must be tried.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0