Last name: Stroud

This surname of English origin with variant spellings Stroude, Strood, Strode, etc., is a locational name from Strood in Kent, Stroud in Gloucestershire, or Stroud Green in Middlesex, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "strod" meaning "marshy land overgrown with brushwood". The surname dates back to the early 13th Century (see below). Further recordings include Thomas de la Strode, and William Strodde (1230) in the Pipe Rolls of Devonshire. Church Records show one Susan, daughter of Roberte Stroude who was christened on June 18th 1598 in St. Dunstan's, Stepney, London, and Gilbert Stroud who married Mary Loveloy on October 22nd 1622 in St. Stephan's, Coleman Street, London. William Stroud, aged 40 yrs., a famine emigrant, sailed from Liverpool aboard the "Sardinia" bound for New York on May 21st 1847. A Coat of Arms granted to the family depicts a silver wivern on a black shield, and a red crescent on a canton ermine. A wivern is an imaginary heraldic animal, the wings and upper part resembling a dragon, the lower part resembling an adder or snake. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Aluina de Strodes which was dated 1206, in the "Feet of Fines of Kent", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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mike kenneth stroud
My earliest anc found so far is a WILLIAM (believe he came from JOHN) in southern VA. married to Eliz Estridge. Moved to Hillsboro, NC early yo mid 1700s and fought in Rev. died in 1786 and his6 boys migrated to Viola, TN. Several died there and some moved west to MO. Would like to go beyond WILL.

From London,England my late father was from South London which leads me to believe that we are from the county of Kent i.e Strood. Some years ago I was informed that our name means someone that lives by marshy ground, I'm guessing farmers.

Charles Stroud
My Father's Aunt and Uncle (Jack Stroud) lived in North London.

John Kenneth Stroud
I have been involved in hobby research of the family for over 20 years. I'm really excited about a new way to study genealogy that involves DNA research. I was wondering if you have ever submitted DNA to see which branch of the Strouds you fit with most? We are trying to fill in several missing links. If you're interested, visit the following site. I'm part of the I2 group- my DNA is outlined as descendant of S-25 Daniel Stroud b. 1821 TN USA. We would love to have any male Strouds in the study if you're immediate ancestor is not already listed. John K. Stroud Associate Pastor, Discipleship Grace Life Community Church

John Stroud
You would have to follow your tree back forever to find out the true geneology. If it comes from the city of Stroud near Gloucestershire then you are looking at someone who could have taken the surname due to living in the location but where either Celt's of the Dobunni tribe, Welsh, Roman who invade and pushed out the Celt's, German from the Anglo Saxon who pushed out the Romans and Finally the Norman Conquest. So our ancestors could be Celtic's, Welsh/Briton's, Roman, German, Norman or any Combination of the bunch. You also have to acount for Scottish and Irish Slaves from the mid 1600's to the early 1800's. It is possible that in much the way that African slaves took the Surnames of their early American owners that the Scotch and Irish were forced to in England as well. I know that for me personally I have brown hair and hazel eyes but my beard has, brown, black, red and blond color. I think I am the Heinz 57 of the Stroud family.

want to learn more about the strouds leaving germany and for what reasons

My Grandmothers maiden name was Stroud whom married a Lewis I am trying to find out anything that I can about that part of my family that I can. They lived in Mississippi............

John Stroud
Hey, Darlene. You and I are probably from the same family. Mary Isabelle Stroud married William Taylor Lewis in Neshoba Co. MS later moving to Scott Co. MS. Also Eunice C. Stroud married John C. Lewis- they are the parents of Harry Lewis b. 1938 (still living in Scott Co.).

Zach Stroud
Would like to connect with the other strouds in the world!

Mike Stroud, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Allison Stroud
My line of Strouds originated in Stroud, England and my grandfather's family was born and raised in McDonough, GA. His name was Hudson Stroud. Would love to connect.

todd stroud
Would like to connect with other strouds who have traced this name

linda stroud
Hi im linda stroud

hi linda i am david j stroud alex city al

Brett Stroud
Warnius de la strode, Battle of Hastings archer,lord,knight. Bearing the crest of the duke of bretange. Three rabbits and a chevron.-org black sheild with a cresent moon in the left hand symbolizing he was the second son of birth.The line has been traced. He was of Norman desent. The information is incorrect above. The two comments above are correct.