Stringfellow Name Study

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Surname/tag: Stringfellow
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How to Join

Please contact the project leader Elisa Mayfield or leave a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the Stringfellow surname and the variants of that name. The goal is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

To Do List:
1. Connect Strinfgellow profile and add to Surname Project.
2. Source unsourced Profiles
3. Improve Profiles; data base errors, missing or incomplete info, etc.
4. Compile research resources for Stringfellow researchers.

Surname Origin and Variations

The Stringfellow surname is of medieval English origin, and is said to be very unusual, having two distinct possible origins.
Stringfellow One Name Study
1. Occupational Origin: The first theory is that the surname is derived from an occupational origin; Middle English "string", bow-stringer or maker of bow-strings, string, with "felaw" a Middle English term used in the general sense of companion or comrade, possibly denoting a (fellow) member of a trade guild.
2. Attribute Origin: The second theory is that the surname could have been created by the use of a nickname, given in reference to a variety of personal characteristics; physical, mental and moral characteristics. Middle English "strong", could be denoting a powerfully built man who possessed great physical strength, with fellow, a widespread suffix particularly in Northern England, especially in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Stringfellow DNA Projects

  • AncestryDNA 'DNA Circles'
Ancestry DNA Circles: Profiles suggested as a possible ancestor in an AncestryDNA Circles and 'New Ancestor Discovery'. If you are a Stringfellow descendant , have already tested with Ancestry and would like to add your AncestryDNA Circle, please contact the project leader Elisa Mayfield or post a comment to the right.
  • FamilyTreeDNA Sorrels DNA Project
Stringfellow Project description unavailable.

See Also: For more Autosomal DNA options

Stringfellow Family Categories

Notable Stringfellows


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An older gentleman we knew here from Glasgow, emigrated from Scotland in the 1960s as a plumbing apprentice. Then worked here until retirement recently. He knew many Stringfellows from Lanark County (Lanarkshire). There are many in York and Lancaster counties in northern England. According to the internet population charts.
posted by Anonymous Stringfellow