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Where did the English Saul family come from? When did the Saul family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Saul family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sawle, Sawley, Saule, Sauley, Sawlly, Sawlley, Sawlle, Saully and many more.

First found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Penrice. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saul research. Another 325 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1510 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Saul History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Saul Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Saul Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Leonard Saul, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johan Saul, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johan Nicklas Saul, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Leonard Saul, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • George Saul, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Saul Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Saul, who landed in America in 1832
  • Barthel Joseph Saul, who arrived in America in 1839
  • Harris Saul, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Joseph Saul, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1853
  • Valentin Saul, who arrived in America in 1853


  • Andrew Saul (b. 1946), American millionaire, Chairman of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
  • John Saul (b. 1942), American author
  • John Ralston Saul (b. 1947), Canadian author, essayist and philosopher
  • Air Vice Marshal Richard Ernest Saul CB, DFC, RAF (1891-1965), senior Royal Air Force commander during World War II


  • A Tale of Two Families: Inez Gibbs, Twig Sauls (also Saul), Whose Ancestors were in Florida even when it was A Spanish Territory by Byron T. Sauls.


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