Saddingtown is a name that came to England
in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Saddingtown family lived in Leicestershire
, at Sadington, from whence they took their name.
Early Origins of the Saddingtown family
The surname Saddingtown was first found in Leicestershire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Sadington, a village and parish in that shire. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy
in 1086 after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066, in the survey Sadington was shown to be King's land, and consisted of a mill, and a hamlet. The village was anciently called Setintone in pre-conquest days.
Early History of the Saddingtown family
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Saddingtown Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Saddingtown has been recorded under many different variations, including Sadington, Saddington, Sadingtone, Saddingtone, Sadingtown and many more.
Early Notables of the Saddingtown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saddingtown family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Saddingtowns were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Jonas Saddington who settled in Virginia in 1637; Thomas Saddington settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.