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Surtees Early Origins



The surname Surtees was first found in Durham where they were an ancient family, Barons of the Palatinate, who took their name from the residence Super Tysam, Sur Tees, Upon the river Tees, their chief seat being Dinsdale. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The principal male died out long ago, but younger branches of the family in recent generations have prospered. The Dinsdale property was lost but was repurchased in the late 1800s by the family.

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Surtees Spelling Variations


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Surtees Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Surtees, Surtes, Surties, Suyrtayse, Surteys and others.

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Surtees Early History


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Surtees Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Surtees research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1300 and 1524 are included under the topic Early Surtees History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Surtees Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Surtees Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Surtees 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:

Surtees Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Surtees, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Surtees Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Surtees, aged 27, who landed in America from Sewderland, England, in 1907
  • Hy Surtees, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Stockton on Tees, England, in 1907
  • John A. Surtees, aged 15, who landed in America from Worthing, England, in 1909
  • Frederick Surtees, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Sunderland, England, in 1910
  • William F. Surtees, aged 33, who landed in America from Blackhill, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Surtees Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Pearl Surtees, aged 33, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1923
  • Vivian Surtees, aged 12, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Surtees (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Surtees (post 1700)



  • Bruce Surtees (1937-2012), American Academy Award nominated cinematographer, best known for his work on Dirty Harry (1971), Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  • Robert Surtees (1906-1985), American three-time Academy Award winning cinematographer, perhaps best known for The Graduate (1967), Ben-Hur (1959) and The Sting (1973)
  • Aubone Alfred Surtees (1865-1923), English rugby union forward who played for British Isles XV in 1891
  • John "Jack" Surtees (1911-1992), English professional footballer who played from 1930 to 1939
  • William Frederick Surtees (1871-1956), English Anglican bishop, Bishop of Crediton (1930-1954)
  • Robert Smith Surtees (1805-1864), English editor, novelist and sporting writer
  • Robert Surtees (1779-1834), English historian and antiquary of County Durham, the Surtees Society was founded following his death
  • Allan Surtees (1924-2000), English actor, known for Rosie (1977), Eye of the Needle (1981) and Erik the Viking (1989)
  • Jack Surtees (1911-1992), English professional footballer
  • Nicholas "Nick" Surtees, British professional rugby league footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



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


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Surtees Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Surtees 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.

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