The distinguished surname Styron is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It is derived from "Styr," the name of an ancient Scandinavian Viking dynasty. The descendants of this line were prominent in England
during the time of Danish rule, settling primarily in Yorkshire
, and adopted Styron as a hereditary surname in later years.
Early Origins of the Styron family
The surname Styron was first found in Yorkshire
, where the name is thought to have originated in the areas settled by the descendents of the Styr dynasty.
Early History of the Styron family
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Styron Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Styron, Styrring, Stirring, Styringe, Styrron and others.
Early Notables of the Styron family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Styron family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Styron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Wolf Styron, aged 23, who arrived in America from Rowno, Russia, in 1914
- Arthur Styron, aged 28, who arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1920
- Mildred Styron, aged 1, who arrived in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1921
- A.C. Styron, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1922
- Elpheus Styron, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Styron (post 1700)
- Donald Augustus Styron (b. 1940), American world record holder in the 200 meter low hurdles; he was on the cover of the April 18, 1960 issue of Sports Illustrated
- Susanna Styron (b. 1955), American film and documentary maker, daughter of William Styron
- William Clark Styron Jr. (1925-2006), American novelist and essayist, best known for his works Lie Down in Darkness (1951), The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967) and Sophie's Choice (1979); the film version was nominated for five Academy Awards
- Charles Woodrow Styron (b. 1913), prominent American physician
- Stuart Styron (b. 1975), German actor, musician and visionartist