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

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


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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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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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  1. 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).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. 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.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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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.

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