I live in the most easterly province of Canada, namely Newfoundland.
For some years I've been thinking that our family name had been
introduced to Newfoundland circa 1800 from Devon or Dorset. However,
this evening an 83 year old widow of a Stringer in NF told me that she
was told many years ago that our Stringers came from Wales.
I have traced our lineage back in NF to a Joseph Stringer who married in
1834 and again in 1855. The wife in his second marriage married again in
1871; this, I assume to be after Joseph's death.
Any possibilities of a Joseph Stringer (b. 1800-1810) in this county?
Any help would be very much appreciated.