1) A by-name of uncertain meaning; possibly associated with messengers.

1308 Henry Stirthover, Alverthorpe

1320 Robert Styrtover, Doncaster. The meaning remains uncertain although Reaney suggested it may have been a nickname for a messenger. He had examples also of startout, startaway and startavant [forward], the last of these also in Yorkshire.

dates 1308 1320

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