The Strugent family name dates back to 1066 when the Norman Conquest
introduced a plethora of new names and words into Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person who resembles a sturgeon
having derived from the Old French word esturgeon,
and indicates that the original bearer bore some fanciful resemblance to the Northern European fish of the same name. 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 Strugent family
The surname Strugent was first found in Suffolk
where they were Lords of the manor of Whepstead from very early times, where they were conjecturally descended from Ralph of Whepstead who held that Lordship after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. from the Abbott of St. Edmund's. According to the Domesday Book
survey, Whepstead consisted of a church, eighteen beasts, thirty pigs, and one hundred
sheep, and their descendants later erected Manston Hall.
Early History of the Strugent family
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Strugent Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Sturgen, Sturgeon, Stergeon, Sturgion, Sturgione, Strugeon, Strugen, Strugeone and many more.
Early Notables of the Strugent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Strugent family to Ireland
Some of the Strugent family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 121 words (9 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 Strugent family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Strugent or a variant listed above: Janet Sturgeon and her husband, who settled in St. John island in 1775; Robert Sturgeon, who came to Maine in 1726; John Sturgeon, who settled in New England