The name Strugnell has a history dating as far back as the Norman Conquest
in 1066 when the culture from which this family sprang arrived on British soil. It was a name for 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 Strugnell family
The surname Strugnell 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 Strugnell family
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Strugnell Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Sturgen, Sturgeon, Stergeon, Sturgion, Sturgione, Strugeon, Strugen, Strugeone and many more.
Early Notables of the Strugnell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Strugnell family to Ireland
Some of the Strugnell 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 Strugnell family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Strugnell 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
Historic Events for the Strugnell family
- Mr. John William Strugnell (1906-1941), Australian Petty Officer from Devonport, Tasmania, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp