The surname Strout 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 Strout family
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Strout Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Strutts, Strutt, Strutz, Strout, Struth, Strowt and others.
Early Notables of the Strout 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 Strout Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cushing Strout, American intellectual historian, former Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters at Cornell University
Anton Strout (b. 1970), American urban fantasy author
Richard Lee Strout (1898-1990), American journalist, commentator and national correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor from 1923, awarded a special citation in 1978 by the Pulitzer Prize board
Elizabeth Strout (b. 1956), American author, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009 for Olive Kitteridge, a collection of connected short stories about a woman and her immediate family and friends
Sewall C. Strout, American politician, Justice of Maine State Supreme Court, 1894-1908; Appointed 1894 
James A. Strout, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Biddeford, Maine, 1879 
Henry F. Strout, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900 
Edward P. Strout, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1932 
Charles A. Strout, American Republican politician, Mayor of Portland, Maine, 1910 
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