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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. 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).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. 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.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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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