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The Sturkie Family Name
A Sturkie by any other spelling may still be a Sturkie.

Researching the Sturkie family , as is true with many other family lines, can be a frustrating task because of variations in name spellings. The following are variant spellings found in the records for the Sturkie family. The origin appears to be the Swiss variation Sterchi. However, when the first Sterchi's arrived in this country, their names were listed on ship's manifests as Staurach. They were also listed in British land warrants and the Orangeburgh Book of Record as Starecky.From this point the family name could be found on various documents, deeds, etc. spelled Sturkey and Sturkie. One branch of the family renamed itself Starkey to prevent confusion with another Sturkie in Texas with the same given name.Another branch of the family spells its name "Sterchy". Other variations include Turkey, Sturken, Sturkee and Starkee.

 

Sterchi - Staurach - Sterecky - Stareky - Sturkey - Sturkie - Turkey - Starkey - Sturchy

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