Struthers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Struthers family

The surname Struthers was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Struthers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Struthers research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1555, 1567, 1675, 1737 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Struthers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Struthers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Strothers, Strother, Struther, Struthers and others.

Early Notables of the Struthers family (pre 1700)

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United States Struthers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Struthers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Struthers, who landed in Georgia in 1750 [1]
Struthers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Struthers, who landed in Philadelphia in 1824
  • John Struthers, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828 [1]
  • David Struthers went to Philadelphia in 1864
  • William Struthers, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1865

Australia Struthers migration to Australia +

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

Struthers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Janet Struthers, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Robert Struthers, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie" [3]

New Zealand Struthers migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Struthers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Janet Struthers, (b. 1839), aged 26, Scottish dairy maid from Lanarkshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Tudor" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th September 1865 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Struthers (post 1700) +

  • Sally Ann Struthers (b. 1948), American actress and spokesperson, best known as Carroll O'Connor's and Jean Stapleton's daughter, Gloria Bunker Stivic on "All In The Family"
  • John Struthers (1776-1847), Scottish poet and miscellaneous writer, born at Longcalderwood, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, son of William Struthers, shoemaker, and his wife, Elizabeth Scott
  • John Paterson Struthers (1851-1915), Scottish preacher, pastor and children's author
  • Betsy Struthers (b. 1951), Canadian poet and novelist, recipient of the 2004 Pat Lowther Award for the best book of poetry by a Canadian woman
  • Stan Struthers, Canadian politician from Manitoba
  • Sir John Struthers LRCSE, MD, LLD, FRCSE, FRSE (1823-1899), Professor of Anatomy at the University of Aberdeen


The Struthers Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Accipiter praedam sequitur, nos gloriam
Motto Translation: When the hawk sees it's prey, we rejoice.


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  3. ^ South Australian Register Friday 17th November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) James Fernie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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