Origins Available: English
Stroth is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in any of a number of places called Street, in Hertshire, Kent
. Stroth is a local
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Other types of local surnames include topographic
surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The surname Stroth comes from the Old English word stræt,
which means Roman road.
In the Middle Ages, this word came to denote the main street
in a village, and so the surname may also refer to someone who lived on the main street.
Early Origins of the Stroth family
The surname Stroth was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Stroth family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stroth research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1689, 1625, 1696, 1621, 1679 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Stroth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stroth Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stroth family name include Street, Streat, Strethe, Strete and others.
Early Notables of the Stroth family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Street (Streete) (1621-1689), an early English astronomer, best known for his book "Astronomia Carolina, a new theorie of Coelestial Motions" which was used as a reference for many years having at least three editions, eponym of the... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stroth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stroth family to Ireland
Some of the Stroth family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 49 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stroth family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Stroth surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Stroth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh Carl Heinr Stroth, who arrived in America in 1848-1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Stroth (post 1700)
- Samuel A. Stroth, American politician, Mayor of Jamestown, New York, 1942-49, 1954-55 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html