Sturdivant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sturdivant family

The surname Sturdivant was first found in Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Sturdivant family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturdivant research. Another 80 words (6 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Sturdivant Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Sturdivant family (pre 1700)

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


United States Sturdivant migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • William Sturdivant, who landed in Maryland in 1669 [1]
  • Richard Sturdivant, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [1]
Sturdivant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Sturdivant, who settled in Philadelphia in 1832

Contemporary Notables of the name Sturdivant (post 1700) +

  • Roswell S. Sturdivant, American counterfeiter who with his brother Merrick Sturdivant led the 3rd generation of Sturdivant Gang, a family gang of counterfeiters in operation for over 50 years
  • 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


  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)


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