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The history of the Struve family began in the historic kingdom of Schleswig, which is the northernmost state in western Germany. By and large, hereditary surnames were formed in Germany when areas of Schleswig, and most of the German states, were a part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, people began to encounter others sharing their own name. They avoided confusion by adopting a second name. A common form of surname found in Schleswig are those that are derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Struve was a name for a man who was unkempt and had hair that was shaggy and bristly. Ancient records reveal the name Struve is derived from the Old German "strub," which means "rough" or "unkept."

Struve Early Origins



The surname Struve was first found in Hamburg, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include the knight Gerung Strubel, who was born in Waldshut in 1240. He was also recorded as Gerung von Ofteringen in 1280, and his sons were the knights Hartman, Ulrich, and Friedrich Strubel. Chronicles also mention "Lord Manegold von Estorpe der Struve, the horseman," and Radolf Struve of Stralsund (c.1297).

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Struve Spelling Variations


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Struve Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Strubel, Strube, Strub, Struble, Strubele, Strubeler, Strubler, Strubl, Struebel, Struebe, Strueble, Struebele, Struebeler, Struebler, Struebl, Struvel, Struv, Struve, Struven, Strubing, Struebing (Rostock), Strubinger, Strueving, Struwel, Struwe, Strubig, Struebig, Struebich, Strubich, Strufe, Strubb, Strubbe, Strubbel, Strubble and many more.

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Struve Early History


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Struve Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Struve research. Another 298 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1793 is included under the topic Early Struve History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Struve Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Struve Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Struve Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Struve Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoph Struve came to America in 1783
  • Christoph Struve, who arrived in America in 1783
  • Charles Struve, who landed in New York in 1785

Struve Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Struve, who landed in Iroquois County, III in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Struve (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Struve (post 1700)



  • Henry C. von Struve, American politician, U.S. Consul in Curaçao, 1916; Erfurt, 1917; Havana, 1918-19; Mexicali, 1924; Gothenberg, 1926-29; Caracas, 1932
  • William F. Struve (1865-1943), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1908
  • Theodore Jonathan Struve (1868-1936), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Haifa, 1906-16
  • Henry George Gordon Struve (1836-1905), American Republican politician, Mayor of Seattle, Washington, 1882-84
  • Karl Hermann Struve (1854-1920), Baltic German astronomer born in Russia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    11. ...

    The Struve Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Struve 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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