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The distinguished Germany surname Stryker has two distinct origins. Firstly, it is derived from the place name "Streek," a town located in Odenwald; in this instance, the name would have been initially borne by someone who hailed from this town. Alternatively, Stryker is an occupational name, deriving from the Middle High German word "stricher," meaning "tester." In this instance, the name would have originally been used to designate someone in this occupation, eventually being passed down as a hereditary surname.

Stryker Early Origins



The surname Stryker was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. 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.

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Stryker Spelling Variations


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Stryker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Streich, Streicher, Streiche, Strycher, Streichle, Streichel, Streichler and many more.

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Stryker Early History


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Stryker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stryker research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1761, 1797, 1833, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Stryker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stryker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stryker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stryker 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:

Stryker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gerrit Janse Stryker, who arrived in New York in 1652
  • Jan Stryker, who landed in New York, NY in 1652

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stryker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stryker (post 1700)



  • Susan O'Neal Stryker, American professor, author, filmmaker, and theorist
  • Jon Lloyd Stryker (b. 1958), American architect, philanthropist and activist for social and environmental causes, heir to the Stryker Corporation
  • Homer Hartman Stryker (1894-1980), American orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Stryker Corporation, a medical supply corporation in 1941
  • Matt Stryker (b. 1979), ring name of Brian Woermann, former American professional wrestler
  • Private First Class Stuart S Stryker (1924-1945), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945, co-eponym of the Stryker family of eight-wheeled, armored fighting vehicles
  • Robert F. Stryker (1944-1967), American Medal of Honor recipient in the Vietnam War, co-eponym of the Stryker family of eight-wheeled, armored fighting vehicles
  • J. L. Stryker, American Republican politician, Kansas Republican State Chair, 1925
  • Garret H. Stryker, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1838, 1849
  • Francis B. Stryker (1811-1892), American politician, Mayor of Brooklyn, New York, 1846-48
  • James Stryker, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1804, 1816-19, 1822-23
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Stryker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stryker 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 30 October 2016 at 21:04.

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