Sturrock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sturrock family

The surname Sturrock was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat at Craquhy near Dunnichen, a small village 3.5 miles from Forfar on the east coast where Alexander Sturrock held part of the village of Craquhy.

Early History of the Sturrock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturrock research. Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the year 1448 is included under the topic Early Sturrock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sturrock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sturrock, Sturrok, Storrak, Storrack, Storek, Sturrack, Sturrach and many more.

Early Notables of the Sturrock family (pre 1700)

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United States Sturrock migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sturrock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Margaret Sturrock, who settled in East New Jersey in 1684
Sturrock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wm. Sturrock, who settled in North America in 1837

Canada Sturrock migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sturrock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Sturrock, who settled in Quebec in 1837
  • Charles Sturrock, who settled in Ontario in 1871

New Zealand Sturrock migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Sturrock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Helen Sturrock, (b. 1840), aged 20, British domestic servant travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd December 1860 [1]

West Indies Sturrock migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Sturrock Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • James Sturrock, who settled in Antigua (Antego) in 1716

Contemporary Notables of the name Sturrock (post 1700) +

  • Blair David Sturrock (b. 1981), Scottish footballer
  • Archibald Sturrock (1816-1909), Scottish mechanical engineer, Chief Mechanical Engineer of Great Northern Railway (1850 – 1866)
  • Paul Whitehead Sturrock (b. 1956), Scottish football manager
  • John Duncan "Jan" Sturrock (1915-1974), English gold and silver medalist rower who competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics and the 1938 British Empire Games
  • John Sturrock (1878-1943), Scottish newspaper publisher and politician
  • Peter Andrew Sturrock Ph.D., (b. 1924), British scientist, specialist in astrophysics, plasma physics, and solar physics, from 1992 to 1998, he was director of the Center for Space Science and Astrophysics, and from 1981 to 2001 was President of the Society for Scientific Exploration
  • Alexander "Jock" Stuart Sturrock MBE (1915-1997), Australian America's Cup yachtsman, Australian of the Year in 1963
  • June Sturrock Ph.D., Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University and Associate Director of the university’s Graduate Liberal Studies Program

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Arthur Ferrier Sturrock, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [3]

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
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  3. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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