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The Sturgess 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.

Sturgess Early Origins



The surname Sturgess 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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Sturgess Spelling Variations


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Sturgess Spelling Variations



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

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Sturgess Early History


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Sturgess Early History



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

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Sturgess Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sturgess Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sturgess 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:

Sturgess Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Sturgess arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • George Sturgess, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturgess (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturgess (post 1700)



  • Jim Sturgess (b. 1978), English multiple award winning actor, known for his work on 21 (2008), Cloud Atlas (2012) and Across the Universe (2007)
  • John Sturgess (1864-1903), English illustrator of books and magazines
  • Albert Sturgess (1882-1957), English footballer
  • Olive Sturgess (b. 1933), Canadian actress, known for her wok on The Raven (1963), The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956) and Requiem for a Gunfighter (1965)
  • Sydney Sturgess (1915-1999), born Dorothy Anna Sturgess, Malaysian-born, Canadian actress best known for her work with the Shaw Festival and the Stratford Festival of Canada
  • Thomas Sturgess (1898-1974), Indian cricketer
  • Reginald Sturgess (1892-1932), Australian artist
  • Gary Sturgess, Australian businessperson, executive director of Serco Institute
  • Eric Sturgess (b. 1920), South African tennis player
  • Claire Sturgess, British disc jockey, voiceover artist and radio presenter

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Sturgess Historic Events


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Sturgess Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John P Sturgess (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Bitterne, Southampton, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Cyril L Sturgess (b. 1912), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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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Sturgess Family Crest Products


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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. 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).
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The Sturgess Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sturgess 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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