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The illustrious surname Stroud is classified as a habitation surname, which was originally derived from a place-name, and is one form of surname belonging to a broader group called hereditary surnames. Habitation names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Topographic names, form the other broad category of surnames that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. Stroud is a place-name from in Stroud, a parish in Gloucester or from Strood, a parish in Kent.

Stroud Early Origins



The surname Stroud was first found in Somerset where they were descended from the Alain, the Duke of Bretagne who arrived in England with William the Conqueror in 1066 A.D. The first to be granted lands was Sir Warinus Strode, Lord of Strode in Dorset, whose lands also pervaded Somerset. The Devon branch were originally from Strode, in the parish of Ermington, where Adam de Strode the first recorded ancestor was seated in the reign of Henry III. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Stroud Spelling Variations


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Stroud Spelling Variations



Since the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, Breton surnames have many spelling variations. Latin and French, which were the official court languages, were also influential on the spelling of surnames. The spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. Therefore, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England after the Norman Conquest, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Strode, Stroud, Strowd, Stroude, Strowde and others.

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Stroud Early History


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Stroud Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stroud research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1290, 1561, 1750, 1771, 1350, 1400, 1360, 1480, 1522, 1638, 1707, 1685, 1689, 1690, 1598, 1645, 1624, 1645, 1600, 1643, 1637, 1597, 1626, 1676, 1660, 1676, 1589 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Stroud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stroud Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stroud Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was Colonel Strode of Southhill; Ralph Strode ( fl. 1350-1400), an English schoolman, fellow of Merton College, Oxford, before 1360; Sir Richard Strode ( c. 1480-1522), English tinner and British Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle, Devon; and Richard Strode (1638-1707), British Member of Parliament...

Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stroud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Stroud, or a variant listed above:

Stroud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Stroud settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Stroud settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Tho Stroud, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Jane Stroud, who arrived in America in 1654-1679
  • William Stroud settled in Virginia in 1660
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stroud Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benja Stroud, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • Richard Stroud, who landed in America in 1770
  • William Stroud settled in Maryland in 1774

Stroud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Stroud, aged 29, arrived in Connecticut in 1812
  • John Stroud, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834

Stroud Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Elliott Stroud from the west country of England settled at Greenspond, Newfoundland in 1829 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Richard Stroud settled in Bloody Bay (Bonavista) in 1834
  • William Stroud settled in Burin, Newfoundland in 1871 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Stroud Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Stroud, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • William Stroud, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"

Stroud Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lewis A. Stroud arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Roger Stroud, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Stroud, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Mary A. Stroud, aged 21, a cook, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • Henry Stroud, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stroud (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stroud (post 1700)



  • Morris Stroud Jr. (1946-2016), American AFL tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs (1970-1974)
  • Ray Stroud, American Republican politician, Candidate for Illinois State Senate 42nd District, 1940
  • Chauncey L. Stroud, American politician, Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1996
  • Beden Stroud (1795-1865), American politician, Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Milam and Robertson, 1838-41
  • Robert Franklin Stroud (1890-1963), American criminal, known as the Birdman of Alcatraz
  • John "Jack" Stroud (1928-1994), American football offensive lineman in the NFL
  • Don Lee Stroud (b. 1943), American actor
  • Marcus LaVar Stroud (b. 1978), American Football defensive tackle in the NFL
  • Jonathan Anthony Stroud (b. 1970), English author of fantasy books
  • Dorothy Nancy Stroud MBE, Assistant Curator, Sir John Soanes Museum
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stroud Historic Events


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Stroud Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Edwin Percy Wallace Stroud, English 2nd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mrs. Constance Eda Stroud, English 2nd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Miss Helen Stroud, English 2nd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Stroud


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Suggested Readings for the name Stroud



  • Strode and Stroud Families in England and America by James Strode Elston.
  • Scattered Chips from the Woodpile by Marcella Pickerel Headrick.
  • No Ending by Logan Drexel Wilson.

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Motto


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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: Hyeme viresco
Motto Translation: I flourish (or am green) in winter.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  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 Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Stroud Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stroud Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 11 November 2016 at 20:28.

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