Strunk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This surname is derived from a nickname for someone who was 'sturdy,' having derived from the Middle English word sturdi. [1]

Early Origins of the Strunk family

The surname Strunk was first found in Wiltshire where Richard Estordet, Estordit was recorded in 1084, a full two years before the Domesday Book. Years later, we found Hugo Sturdy recorded in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1219. Sturdi (with no forename) was recorded in the Pipe Rolls for Yorkshire in 1230 and Geoffrey Sturdy, Sturdi was listed at Oseney, Oxfordshire in 1220. [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had two listings: Hamond Sturdi, Huntingdonshire; and Walter Sturdi, Oxfordshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included an entry for Robertus Sturdy. [1]

Early History of the Strunk family

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Strunk Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Surdy, Sturdie, Sturdee, Sterdee, Stirdee, Sterdy and many more.

Early Notables of the Strunk family (pre 1700)

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Strunk Ranking

In the United States, the name Strunk is the 4,060th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [3]


United States Strunk migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Strunk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Strunk, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [4]
  • Jacob Strunk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [4]
Strunk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John H Strunk, aged 32, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [4]
  • Christian Strunk, aged 27, who arrived in America in 1880 [4]
  • Peter Strunk, aged 53, who landed in America in 1882 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Strunk (post 1700) +

  • Robert J. Strunk, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 9th District, 1980 [5]
  • Richard L. Strunk, American politician, Mayor of Jackson, Michigan, 1985-87 [5]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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