The English surname Stringer, found mainly in Yorkshire, is an occupational name for a maker of string or bow strings, from an agent derivative of the Middle English term streng meaning “string.” The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Walter Stringere, which was dated 1194, in the rolls known as the "Curia Regis" for the county of Wiltshire." Alicia Stringer, the daughter of Johis Stringer was christened at Kirkburton, Yorkshire, on September 14th 1544. An early record in the New World was Richard Stringer was a soldier under the command of Captain Thomas Merrell in Colonel Thornill's regiment of foot in the island of Barbados in 1679. Today there are approximately 17,000 bearers of the name Stringer living in the US.
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