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Where did the English Strunk family come from? What is the English Strunk family crest and coat of arms? When did the Strunk family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Strunk family history?


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

First found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strunk research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1273, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Strunk History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Strunk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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
  • Jacob Strunk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Strunk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Strunk, aged 32, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Christian Strunk, aged 27, arrived in America in 1880
  • Peter Strunk, aged 53, landed in America in 1882


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


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  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Strunk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Strunk 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 20 October 2015 at 10:02.

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