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Seton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



This Clan was first found in East Lothian where they were granted lands by Earl David, King of Scotland and were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated on the lands of Saytown in that shire. They were originally from Say near Exmes in Normandy. The name probably once meant 'sea town.' [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Early Origins of the Seton family


The surname Seton was first found in East Lothian, where they were granted lands by Earl David, King of Scotland. The township of Seaton in the East Risding of Yorkshire was home to another branch of the family. "This place, in Domesday Book called Setton, at an early period gave name to a resident family; and in the thirteenth century, the abbey of Meaux received a grant of some property here." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

North Seaton has similarly the same lineage. "This place appears to have been at an early period in the possession of the Seaton family, and in the thirteenth century part was owned by the priory of Tynemouth and the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

One of the more interesting early records of the family was Sir Alexander Seton ( fl. 1311-1340), keeper of Berwick, probably a brother of Sir Christopher Seton. "His name is found among those of the Scottish nobles who, in 1320, signed the letter to the pope asserting the independence of Scotland. From Robert I he received the manor of Tranent and other lands, as well as the fortalice and lands of Fawside." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print

His brother, the aforementioned Sir Christopher Seton (1278?-1306), was a close friend of Robert the Bruce.


Early History of the Seton family


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Seton Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Seaton, Seton, Sayton and others.

Early Notables of the Seton family (pre 1700)


Notable among the family at this time was Alexander Seaton (1626-1649), Scottish mercenary in Danish service during the Thirty Years' War. He served as a governor in the Battle of Stralsund and as an admiral in the Torstenson War; The Reverend Thomas Seaton (baptised 1684-1741), Church of England clergyman and religious...
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Migration of the Seton family to Ireland


Some of the Seton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Seton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Seton, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Seton, who landed in New Jersey in 1685 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Seton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Seton, aged 22, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hamilton Seton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1799 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Seton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Jones Seton, aged 30, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1844 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Seton (post 1700)


  • William Seton (1835-1905), American author and a novelist
  • Anya Seton (1904-1916), American author of historical romances
  • Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821), first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church
  • George Seton (1822-1908), Scottish philanthropist and genealogist
  • John Thomas Seton (1738-1806), Scottish painter
  • James Seton (b. 1694), 4th Earl of Dunfermline, was a Scottish peer
  • Mary Seton (1549-1615), Scottish courtier and later a nun
  • George Hugh Nicholas Seton (1916-1984), British historian
  • Marie Seton (1910-1985), English actress, art, theatre and film critic and biographer
  • Barry Seton (b. 1936), Australian racing driver
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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Seton
Saiton, Satan, Satand, Satane, Satant, Saten, Satend, Satent, Satind, Satint, Saton, Satyn, Satynd, Sayton, Seaton, Seatton, Seeton, Seetton, Seton, Setton, Seyton and more.

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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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