Early Origins of the Stroot family
The surname Stroot was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1188 when Aileric Strutt held estates in that shire. Although it is said that the family are descended from Godfried Strutz de Hinklred Chief of the Swiss Auxilliaries in 1240, who obtained his freedom, it should be noted that the family were settled in Suffolk
at least some 60 years before.
Early History of the Stroot family
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Stroot Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Strutts, Strutt, Strutz, Strout, Struth, Strowt and others.
Early Notables of the Stroot family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Messrs. Strutt who built a cotton-mill and a large cotton-manufactory and some extensive bleaching and dye works in Milford, Derbyshire
in the late 1700s. "These establishments afford employment to the... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stroot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stroot family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..