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The Sturgis 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.

Sturgis Early Origins



The surname Sturgis 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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Sturgis Spelling Variations


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Sturgis Spelling Variations



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

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Sturgis Early History


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Sturgis Early History



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

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Sturgis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sturgis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sturgis 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:

Sturgis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Sturgis, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1634 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Sturgis, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • William Sturgis, aged 18, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Edith Sturgis, who settled in Virginia in 1670
  • Abram Sturgis, who landed in North America in 1673
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sturgis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Sturgis, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1716

Sturgis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Sturgis, who settled in New York State in 1823
  • Wilhelm Sturgis, who landed in Iowa in 1845 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Dr.F.D. Sturgis, aged 7, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Carsner S. Sturgis, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Arthur H. Sturgis, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1896

Sturgis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • D. L. Sturgis, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Edw. B. Sturgis, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Edna Sturgis, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Charles Sturgis, aged 65, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Dolly Sturgis, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturgis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturgis (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant General ant Samuel Sturgis Jr. (1897-1964), American soldier, recipient of two Distinguished Service Medal and many other honors
  • Nathan Sturgis (b. 1987), American soccer player
  • John Hubbard Sturgis (1834-1888), American architect
  • Russell Sturgis (1836-1909), American architect and writer
  • Samuel Davis Sturgis (1822-1889), American military officer, Union general in the American Civil War

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Suggested Readings for the name Sturgis


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Suggested Readings for the name Sturgis



  • Cousins By the Dozen: Sturgis, Thrasher, Carlton, Mitchell, Branch by Dorothy Sturgis Pruett.
  • Our Parents by Robert Sturgis Ingersoll.

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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)
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Sturgis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sturgis 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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