The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Sackston come from when the family resided in the village of Saxton in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English Seaxe tun
which literally means Saxon village.
Early Origins of the Sackston family
The surname Sackston was first found in Lancashire
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 Sackston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sackston research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1540 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Sackston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sackston Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sackston has been recorded under many different variations, including Saxton, Saxon, Sefton, Sephton, Septon, Sexton and others.
Early Notables of the Sackston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sackston family to Ireland
Some of the Sackston family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 151 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sackston family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sackston or a variant listed above: Giles Saxton, who came to Salem Massachusetts in 1630; John Sexton, who came to Virginia in 1635; Richard Sexton, who was on record in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.