Sturday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sturday family

The surname Sturday was 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.

Early History of the Sturday family

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Sturday Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Sturday family (pre 1700)

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Canada Sturday migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sturday Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Sturday, aged 22, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the schooner "Susan Jane" from Ballyshannon, Ireland

Australia Sturday migration to Australia +

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

Sturday Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Sturday, British Convict who was convicted in Shropshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Countess of Harcourt" on 8th April 1821, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/countess-of-harcourt


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