The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Sacre came from the baptismal name for the son of Sigar
which was an Old English personal name
. One source claims the name was Norman in origin from Segre in Anjou
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 Sacre family
The surname Sacre was first found in Devon
, where the name was first listed as Sagar and Segarus in the Domesday Book
of 1086. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Later, Galfridus filius
Seger was listed in 1222, again in Devon
. Over in Dorset
, Walter Sagar was listed there in the Pipe Rolls
of 1195. John Seger was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 in Norfolk
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The same source lists: Henry filius Sigar in Cambridgeshire; and William Siger in Norfolk. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Kirby's Quest lists John Seger in Somerset, 1 Edward III (in the first year of Edward III's reign.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
Early History of the Sacre family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sacre research.Another 336 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1564, 1633, 1693 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Sacre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sacre 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. Sacre has been recorded under many different variations, including Segar, Seeger, Seegar, Sigar, Sugar, Seager, Sager, Saker, Sakar and many more.
Early Notables of the Sacre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sacre family to Ireland
Some of the Sacre family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 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 Sacre 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 Sacre or a variant listed above: John Saker who settled in Maine in 1625; Thomas, Marie and Joe Saker landed in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Saker settled in Virginia in 1653; John Seegar arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sacre (post 1700)
- Veno E. Sacre, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928; Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1947 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html