Show ContentsSurdey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This surname is derived from a nickname for someone who was 'sturdy,' having derived from the Middle English word sturdi. [1]

Early Origins of the Surdey family

The surname Surdey was first found in Wiltshire where Richard Estordet, Estordit was recorded in 1084, a full two years before the Domesday Book. Years later, we found Hugo Sturdy recorded in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1219. Sturdi (with no forename) was recorded in the Pipe Rolls for Yorkshire in 1230 and Geoffrey Sturdy, Sturdi was listed at Oseney, Oxfordshire in 1220. [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had two listings: Hamond Sturdi, Huntingdonshire; and Walter Sturdi, Oxfordshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included an entry for Robertus Sturdy. [1]

Early History of the Surdey family

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Surdey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Surdy, Sturdie, Sturdee, Sterdee, Stirdee, Sterdy and many more.

Early Notables of the Surdey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Surdey family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook