1) Occupational, sometimes for the craftsman who made bow-strings.

1359-60 Thomas le bower, Thomas le stringer, York

1420 in arte quadam que vocatur stryngercrafte ... et quod lez strynges pro arcubus qui inventi erunt defectivi, York. Away from towns and cities the stringer was more likely to be an iron-worker, a smith or nailer who worked at the string-hearth: c.1270 Thomas called le Strenger, Bramley

1379 Johannes Strynger, nayler, Thornhill.

places York Bramley
dates 1270 1359-1360 1420

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