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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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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    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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