Saddington is a name that was brought to England
by the ancestors of the Saddington family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The Saddington family lived in Leicestershire
, at Sadington, from whence they took their name.
Early Origins of the Saddington family
The surname Saddington 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 Saddington family
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Saddington Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Saddington have been found, including Sadington, Saddington, Sadingtone, Saddingtone, Sadingtown and many more.
Early Notables of the Saddington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saddington family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Saddington were among those contributors:
Saddington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jonas Saddington who settled in Virginia in 1637
Saddington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Saddington, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880
Contemporary Notables of the name Saddington (post 1700)
- Wendy June Saddington (1949-2013), Australian blues, soul and jazz singer
- Robert Saddington, Free Lance Artist