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Where did the English Sarver family come from? What is the English Sarver family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sarver family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sarver family history?Sarver is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sarver family lived in Roxburghshire, Scotland.
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Service, Surface, Serfaes, Servas, Servaes, Serveas, Servais, Services, Serfice and many more.
First found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat. It is believed that this family were amongst the many Norman families in dispute with King Stephen of England, who followed David, Earl of Huntingdon north to Scotland, where, upon being crowned King of Scotland, granted many of his followers wide tracts of land in lowland Scotland about 1140. The ancient seal of the family shows a Virgin and Child.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sarver research. Another 210 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Sarver History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sarver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Sarver or a variant listed above were:
Sarver Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Sarver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sarver 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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