Sturtevant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sturtevant family

The surname Sturtevant was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, particularly in Friesland. Each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Friesland, a province historically almost independent, but joined the Union of Utrecht to escape the tyranny of Spain. In the 17th and 18th centuries the house of Nassau-Siegen were stadtholders, but in 1748 William of Nasau-Siegen became Prince William IV of Orange and all the provinces. His grandson became William I, King of the Netherlands 1815. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Sturtevant family

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Sturtevant Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stuyvesant, Steuvesant, Steubesand, Stòvesand, Stöwsand, Tuveson, Ruveson, Sturtevant and many more.

Early Notables of the Sturtevant family (pre 1700)

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Sturtevant Ranking

In the United States, the name Sturtevant is the 9,184th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Sturtevant migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sturtevant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Sturtevant, who settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1642
  • Mary Sturtevant, who settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1642
  • Samuel Sturtevant, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1643 [2]
Sturtevant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R. Sturtevant went to San Francisco in 1850
  • E. Sturtevant, who settled in San Francisco in 1851
  • B. T. Sturtevant, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
  • O. B. Sturtevant, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852
  • M. Sturtevant, who settled in San Francisco in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sturtevant (post 1700) +

  • Paul Allen Sturtevant (1898-1987), American inventor of the beam type torque wrench (1938)
  • John Cirby Sturtevant (1835-1912), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1897-1899)
  • Grace Sturtevant (1865-1947), American iris breeder who has been called "America's first lady of iris", founding member of the American Iris Society, daughter of Edward Lewis Sturtevant
  • Edward Lewis Sturtevant (1842-1898), American agronomist and botanist
  • Butler Stevens Sturtevant (1899-1971), American landscape architect
  • Benjamin Franklin Sturtevant (1833-1890), American businessman, founder of B. F. Sturtevant Company was a Boston-based manufacturer of fans in 1860
  • Aaron Paul Sturtevant (b. 1979), birth name of Aaron Paul, an American actor, best known for portraying Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series Breaking Bad
  • Elaine Frances Sturtevant (b. 1930), née Horan, an American artist from Lakewood, Ohio
  • Edgar H. Sturtevant (1875-1952), American linguist from Jacksonville, Illinois
  • Albert D. Sturtevant (1894-1918), American naval officer, recipient of the Navy Cross, eponym of USS Sturtevant (DD-240) and the USS Sturtevant (DE-239)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)


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