name Saffithey comes from when the family resided at the estate of Salford which had three early locations in
in the parish of Salford. "This place, which lies on the borders of
, was formerly the property of a family who took their name from it, and was afterwards possessed by the Drakelows, and the Charnocks, from whom it passed by marriage to the Herveys."
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Saffithey has been recorded under many different variations, including Salford, Sallford, Sallforde, Salforde and others.
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Saffoled (died 1691), English empiric, (a person who, in medicine or other branches of science, relies solely on observation and experiment) originally a weaver by trade, received a license to practise as a doctor of physic from the bishop of London on 4 Sept... Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saffithey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Saffithey or a variant listed above: John, Robert and Mary Salford who settled in Virginia in 1611; nine years before the "Mayflower"; John and Sarah Salford settled in Virginia in 1623..