The name Saddingtome was brought to England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Saddingtome family lived in Leicestershire
, at Sadington, from whence they took their name.
Early Origins of the Saddingtome family
The surname Saddingtome 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 Saddingtome family
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Saddingtome Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Sadington, Saddington, Sadingtone, Saddingtone, Sadingtown and many more.
Early Notables of the Saddingtome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saddingtome family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Saddingtome or a variant listed above: Jonas Saddington who settled in Virginia in 1637; Thomas Saddington settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.