Sadingtown is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Sadingtown family lived in Leicestershire
, at Sadington, from whence they took their name.
Early Origins of the Sadingtown family
The surname Sadingtown 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 Sadingtown family
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Sadingtown Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Sadington, Saddington, Sadingtone, Saddingtone, Sadingtown and many more.
Early Notables of the Sadingtown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sadingtown family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Sadingtown name or one of its variants: Jonas Saddington who settled in Virginia in 1637; Thomas Saddington settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.