Early Origins of the Saffin family
Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1372 when they held lands.
Early History of the Saffin family
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Saffin Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Saffin include Saffin, Safin, Saffen, Savin, Saven and others.
Early Notables of the Saffin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saffin family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Saffin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Saffin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Saffin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Saffin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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