Today's generation of the Saddingtone family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Saddingtone family lived in Leicestershire
, at Sadington, from whence they took their name.
Early Origins of the Saddingtone family
The surname Saddingtone 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 Saddingtone family
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Saddingtone Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Saddingtone include Sadington, Saddington, Sadingtone, Saddingtone, Sadingtown and many more.
Early Notables of the Saddingtone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saddingtone family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Saddingtones to arrive on North American shores: Jonas Saddington who settled in Virginia in 1637; Thomas Saddington settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.