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The origins the old family name Sturt can be found within medieval Scotland. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Scotland, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Sturt family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Sturt was an occupational name for a steward, the official in charge of a noble household and its treasury. One common alternate spelling of the name is a result of the influence of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was educated in France, and consequently spelled the name Steuart or Stuart.

Sturt Early Origins



The surname Sturt was first found in Oswestry, Shropshire, where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror, their liege Lord.

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Sturt Spelling Variations


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Sturt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stuart, Steuart, Stuard, Sturt and others.

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Sturt Early History


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Sturt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturt research. Another 927 words (66 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1316, 1390, 1745, 1371, 1371, 1714, 1688, 1643, 1726, 1591, 1645, 1608, 1681, 1676, 1681, 1634, 1701, 1683 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Sturt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sturt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sturt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Charles Stewart Chief of Ardshiel; General The Rt. Hon. Sir William Steuart (1643-1726) P. c., M.P., Commander-in-Chief of Queen Anne's Forces in Ireland and benefactor of Hanover Square, London; Adam Steuart (Stuart, Stewart) (1591-1645) was a Scottish philosopher and controversialist...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sturt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sturt In Ireland


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Sturt In Ireland



Some of the Sturt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Sturt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Sturt, who settled in Virginia in 1735
  • Elizabeth Sturt, who settled in Maryland in 1741

Sturt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Christina Sturt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm
  • Napier George Sturt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm
  • Charles Steppey Sturt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm

Sturt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Job Sturt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sturt (post 1700)



  • Frederick Neil Sturt (b. 1951), former American NFL football guard who played from 1974 to 1981
  • William Sturt (b. 1797), English professional cricketer for Sussex from 1815 to 1817
  • Captain Napier George Henry Sturt (b. 1896), 3rd Baron Alington was a British peer
  • Montague Alfred Sliney Sturt DSO (1876-1961), English first-class cricketer who played 10 matches for Somerset between 1896 and 1910
  • Michael Ormonde Cleasby Sturt (b. 1941), English businessman and cricketer
  • John Sturt (1658-1730), English engraver, best known as the original illustrator of The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Winifred Selina Sturt CI (b. 1868), Baroness Hardinge of Penshurst, an English noblewoman
  • Humphrey Napier Sturt KCVO (b. 1859), 2nd Baron Alington, a British peer and politician, Member of Parliament for East Dorset (1891-1904); he died from his wounds in World War I
  • Henry Gerard Sturt (1825-1904), 1st Baron Alington, a British peer and Conservative Party politician
  • Humphrey Sturt (1724-1786), British architect and Member of Parliament
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Noblis est ira leonis
Motto Translation: The wrath of the lion is noble.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm

Other References

  1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  11. ...

The Sturt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sturt 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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