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Strickland Surname Origin
This name came from Strick-land or Stirkland, that is, 'the pasture ground of young cattle,' called stirks or steers, in the parish of Moreland, Westmoreland Co., England, where the family once had considerable possessions.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Strickland Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Strickland Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb