Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Saffithy is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at the estate of Salford which had three early locations in England including Lancashire, Oxford and Bedfordshire.
Early Origins of the Saffithy family
Bedfordshire in the parish of Salford. "This place, which lies on the borders of Buckinghamshire, 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Saffithy family
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Saffithy Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Saffithy has been spelled many different ways, including Salford, Sallford, Sallforde, Salforde and others.
Early Notables of the Saffithy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saffithy family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Saffithys to arrive in North America: 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..
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