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Where did the English Sturdivant family come from? What is the English Sturdivant family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sturdivant family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sturdivant family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sturtevant, Sturdivantt, Sturtivantt, Sturtivant, Sturdevant, Sturdivant, Sturtifant, Sturdifant, Sturdyvant, Sturdyfant, Sturtevant, Sturdavent and many more.

First found in Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturdivant research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1570, 1604, and 1685 are included under the topic Early Sturdivant History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Sturdivant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sturdivant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Mary Sturdivant, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • William Sturdivant, who landed in Maryland in 1669
  • Richard Sturdivant, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

Sturdivant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Joseph Sturdivant settled in Philadelphia in 1832

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  • Roswell S. Sturdivant, nicknamed "Bloody Jack" Sturdivant, American counterfeiter who led the Sturdivant Gang, a multi-generational family group of counterfeiters founded in the 1810s
  • John Sturdivant (b. 1956), former American CFL and NFL football defensive linemen
  • Captain Ephraim Sturdivant (1782-1868), American veteran of the War of 1812, first person to bring merino sheep to Maine, 1st treasurer of Maine
  • Quantavius "Quan" Sturdivant (b. 1988), American football linebacker who played from 2011 to 2013
  • Thomas Virgil "Tom" Sturdivant (1930-2009), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1955 to 1964, nicknamed "Snake" for his curveball
  • Trinton Sturdivant (b. 1989), American football offensive tackle


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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Sturdivant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sturdivant 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 27 October 2015 at 14:05.

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