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Where did the English Saltmarsh family come from? What is the English Saltmarsh family crest and coat of arms? When did the Saltmarsh family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Saltmarsh family history?The origins of the Saltmarsh name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the township of Saltmarsh which was in the parish of Howden in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Saltmarsh is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. During the Middle Ages people were very conscious of the variations in their surroundings including the soil types. In this case the original bearers of the surname Saltmarsh were named due to their close proximity to a salt marsh.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Saltmarsh were recorded, including Saltmarsh, Saltmarshe and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Saltmarsh family emigrate to North America:
Saltmarsh Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Saltmarsh Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Saltmarsh Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Saltmarsh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saltmarsh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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