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Where did the English Surles family come from? What is the English Surles family crest and coat of arms? When did the Surles family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Surles family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Surtees, Surtes, Surties, Suyrtayse, Surteys and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Surles research. Another 236 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1300, and 1524 are included under the topic Early Surles History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Surles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: J. Surties settled in Maryland in 1704.
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: Mao mori quam foedori
Motto Translation: Death before dishonor
The Surles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Surles 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 15 March 2013 at 09:11.