Saddock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Saddock is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the township of Sedgewick in the parish of Heversham in Westmorland.

Early Origins of the Saddock family

The surname Saddock was first found in Sussex where the family held an ancient castle and manor near Horsham. [1] Horsham "is supposed to have derived its name from Horsa, the brother of Hengist, who is said to have been interred in the immediate vicinity, in 457, after the battle with Vortimer, near Aylesford, in which he was slain." [2]

Early History of the Saddock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saddock research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1573, 1557, 1558, 1610, 1669, 1600, 1658, 1611 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Saddock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Saddock Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Saddock family name include Sedgewick, Sedgewicke, Sedgwicke, Sedwick and many more.

Early Notables of the Saddock family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Sedgwick (Segiswycke) (d. 1573), an English Roman Catholic theologian. Under Queen Mary he became Regius professor of divinity at Cambridge in 1557, and in 1558 both rector of Stanhope, Durham and vicar of Gainford, Durham. William Sedgwick (ca.1610-1669), was an English Puritan and mystic, born in Bedfordshire, son of William Sedgwick of London. He was known as the "Apostle of the Isle of Ely" and "Doomsday Sedgwick." Obadiah Sedgwick (c.1600-1658), was an English...
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saddock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Saddock migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Saddock surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Saddock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Saddock, aged 17, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [3]


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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