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The Sturges name is said to be derived from an old Anglo Saxon name "Styrgar" which appeared in Mercia in ancient times. "Styrgar" denoted a battle spear.

Sturges Early Origins



The surname Sturges was first found in Northhamptonshire where they held a family seat. This Anglo Saxon family name appears to have been undisturbed by the Norman invasion of 1066 A.D., retaining their estates in Northamptonshire. Clipston. Their seat, was not granted to one of the Norman nobles after the victory at Hastings, and remained the 'King's Land' according to the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a survey taken by Duke William of Normandy in 1086 A.D.

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Sturges Spelling Variations


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Sturges Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sturgis, Sturges, Sturgiss, Sturgess, Sturge, Sturch, Sturk and many more.

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Sturges Early History


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Sturges Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturges research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1634 is included under the topic Early Sturges History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sturges Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sturges Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sturges Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Sturges, who landed in New England in 1648
  • Joseph Sturges, who landed in New England in 1650
  • Joane Sturges who settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Abraham Sturges, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Jane Sturges, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sturges Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Sturges, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • William Sturges, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • William Sturges settled in Maryland in 1726
  • Daniel Sturges, who arrived in Virginia in 1771

Sturges Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Sturges, aged 43, landed in New York in 1812
  • Lewis B. Sturges settled in New York State in 1820
  • Robert Sturges, who arrived in New York in 1838
  • S. and S. B. Sturges settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • E. O. and H. Sturges settled in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sturges Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alberta Sturges, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1903
  • E Peery Sturges, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Alice Sturges, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Dorothy Sturges, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • A. K. Sturges, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sturges Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Sturges, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturges (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturges (post 1700)



  • Shannon Sturges (b. 1968), American actress, best known for her role as Reese Burton Peterson in soap opera Savannah
  • Preston Sturges (1898-1959), American Academy Award winning film director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for his film The Great McGinty (1940)
  • John Sturges (1911-1982), American Academy Award nominated film director, best known for his work on Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963) and Ice Station Zebra (1968)
  • Jock Sturges (b. 1947), American photographer
  • Lieutenant General Sir Robert Sturges KBE, CB, DSO (1891-1970), British Royal Marines officer, Commander of the British occupation of Iceland in May 1940
  • Graeme Sturges (b. 1955), Australian politician, Minister for Infrastructure (2008-2010)

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Suggested Readings for the name Sturges


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Suggested Readings for the name Sturges



  • The Rev. Daniel Sturges Story by Dorothy Sturgis Pruett.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Esse quam videri
Motto Translation: To be, rather than to seem.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Sturges Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sturges 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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