Early Origins of the Sturton family
The surname Sturton was first found in Wiltshire
at Stourton. Leland write in his Itinerary "The name of Stourtons be very aunciente yn those parties. The Ryver of Stoure risith ther of six fountains or springes, whereof three be on the northe side of the Parke harde withyn the pale: the other three be north also, but without the parke; the Lord Stourton gyveth these six Fountaynes yn his arms." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
This quotation explains the significance of the six fountains depicted on the family arms. Baron
Stourton was created in 1447 at Stourton, Wiltshire
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"A castle was anciently built here by John de Stourton." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Sturton family
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Sturton Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Sturton family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William de Stourton (1373-1413), Speaker of the House of Commons of England
(1413), knight of the shire in Parliament for Somerset
in 1401, 1402, and 1404, also Wiltshire
in 1407, Dorset
in 1410 and again in 1413; John Stourton (1400-1462), 1st Baron... Another 108 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sturton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sturton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sturton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jo Sturton, aged 18, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 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)
The Sturton 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: Loyal je serai durant ma vie
Motto Translation: I will be loyal as long as I live.