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Early Origins of the Struth family

The surname Struth was first found in Suffolk where the family name was first referenced in the year 1188 when Aileric Strutt held estates in Bury St Edmunds. [1]

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.

Walter Strut was listed in Norfolk in 1242 and later, William Strout was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Cambridgeshire in 1327. [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included: John le Strut (also John Strutt), Wiltshire; Robert Strut, Cambridgeshire; and William Strut Huntingdonshire. [2]

"Strutt is an old and often distinguished Essex name. The Strutts held lands in Wickham St. Pauls in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Sir Denner Strutt, Baronet, of Little Warley Hall, in 1641 owned the manor of Little Warley; Mr. John Strutt, of Biley Mills, in 1743 came into the possession of an estate in Snoreham parish (M.), which his descendants have held up to recent times. Maldon was represented in Parliament in the middle of last century by John Strutt of Terling and by his son early in the present century, a family since ennobled. John Strut of Hadley, Suffolk, held the manor of Picotts in Ardley parish, Essex, in the 17th century. Strutt was a common name in Derbyshire last century, especially in Blackwell; the Strutts of Derby then obtained eminence for their inventions in connection with the weaving trade (Glover's "Derbyshire"). In the 13th century the name of Strut or Strutt was represented in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Wiltshire." [3]

Early History of the Struth family

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Struth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Strutts, Strutt, Strutz, Strout, Struth, Strowt and others.

Early Notables of the Struth family

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...
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Australia Struth migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Struth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Struth, a engineer, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Struth, a engineer, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mrs. Catharine Struth, (Short), (b. 1809), aged 41, Scottish cook who was convicted in Perth, Scotland for 7 years for theft, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook