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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.

Styron Early Origins



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.

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Styron Spelling Variations


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Styron Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Styron, Styrring, Stirring, Styringe, Styrron and others.

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Styron Early History


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Styron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Styron research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1601 is included under the topic Early Styron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Styron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Styron Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Styron Notables 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:

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Styron (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Styron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Styron 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 August 2014 at 10:28.

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