Early Origins of the Sawkilt family
The surname Sawkilt was first found in Cumberland
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Sawkilt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sawkilt research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1544, 1576, 1660, 1613, 1635, 1646, 1651, 1652, 1659, 1660, 1671, 1715 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Sawkilt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sawkilt Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sawkilt have been found, including Salkeld, Salked, Salkeed, Salkelds and others.
Early Notables of the Sawkilt family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Richard Salkeld of Corby, Thomas Salkeld, High Sheriff
John Salkeld (1576-1660), was an English Catholic renegade and author, descended from the Salkelds of Corby Castle, Cumberland
. "He was possibly of Queen's College, Oxford, but did not graduate, and was soon after sent to Spain
, and studied under the Jesuits in the university of Coimbra. After living for a time at the house of Dr. King, Bishop of London, he indulged in speculations as to the nature of angels, and dedicated a treatise on the subject to the king in... Another 100 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sawkilt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sawkilt family to Ireland
Some of the Sawkilt family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Sawkilt family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Sawkilt, or a variant listed above: Fred and George Salked arrived in New Orleans in 1820; Thomas Salkeld settled in Virginia in 1728.
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