Recorded in many spellings including Storr, Storre, Storres, Storrs, Storey, Stuer, Sture, Sturr, Sturre, and others, this is an English medieval surname. It derives however from the pre 9th century Olde Norse personal or nickname Stori, meaning big or large. The forenames as Stori and Estori (without a surname) are recorded in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. The surname from these personal names are first recorded at the beginning of the 13th century (see below). Other early examples include Thomas Storre in the Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire in 1379, the marriage of Judith Stuer and Hieronim Hauley at St Martins in the Field, Westminster on July 4th 1617, Elizabeth Storrs and Holland Cooksey on November 16th 1751 at St. George's chapel, Mayfair, Westminster, Jane Sturr who married Robert Gibson at St Clement Danes, Westminster, on November 2nd 1757, and James Sture who married Ann Harrow at St Andrews Enfield, on June 19th 1765. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Geoffrey Stor. This was dated 1200, in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Norfolk during the reign of King John, 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the 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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  • Sture — was the name of two influential families in Sweden from the late 15th century to the early 16th century. One member of one of these families and two members of the other served as Regents of Sweden in the Kalmar Union between 1470 and 1520. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Sture — ist der Familienname von: Sten Sture der Ältere (ca. 1440–1503), Reichsverweser des schwedischen Reiches Sten Sture der Jüngere (1493–1520), Ritter und Reichsverweser des schwedischen Reiches Svante Sture ca. (1460–1512), schwedischer General und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sture — Sture,   1) Sten Gustavsson, genannt Sten Sture der Ältere, schwedischer Reichsverweser, * um 1440, ✝ Jönköping 14. 12. 1503; übernahm 1470 die Regierung, schlug den dänischen König Christian I. 1471 in der Schlacht am Brunkeberg bei Stockholm… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • STURE — nomen illustrium in Suecia Familiarum duarum quarum altera deducitur a Tunone Sture, Equire Aurato, qui Ingerdim uxorem habuit, Suantopulci Legiferi Ostrogothiae filiam, ex Suercherii II. Regis nepte. Hanc Steno Sture senior, Regni Gubernator,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Sture — Sture, ein mächtiges schwedisches Geschlecht im 15. u. 16. Jahrh., erlosch 1716. Merkwürdig sind: 1) Sten S. der Ältere, Sohn des Ritters Gustav Anundsson S. u. der Brigitta Bjelke, der Halbschwester des Königs Karl VIII. Knutsson; betheiligte… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sture — Sture, altes schwed. Adelsgeschlecht, das 1616 im Mannesstamm erlosch. Erwähnt seien: 1) Sten S. der Ältere, schwed. Reichsverweser, geb. um 1450, gest. 14. Dez. 1503 in Jönköping, ward 1470 von seinem Stiefoheim König Karl VIII. auf dem… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sture — Sture, schwed. Geschlecht. Sten S., Sohn Gustav S.s. und einer Schwester König Karls VIII., 1470 Reichsstatthalter, behauptete die Unabhängigkeit Schwedens gegen Dänemark, gest. 1503. Auch Swante Nilsson S., 1504 12, und sein Sohn, Sten S., der… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sture — Sture, altadeliges schwed. Geschlecht, welches Schweden vor der gänzlichen Auflösung der kalmarischen Union (1470 bis 1520) leitete. – Der ältere, Sten S., gest. 1503, beachtete als Reichsverweser die kalmarische Union nur äußerlich; er stiftete… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Sture — m Scandinavian (Swedish): from a medieval byname derived from the verb stura to be contrary, self willed. This is now a common given name in Sweden as it has been borne by several great personalities in Swedish history …   First names dictionary

  • Sture — Sture, Sten …   Enciclopedia Universal

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