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Early Origins of the Saint geroge family

The surname Saint geroge was first found in St. Goerge, near St. Lo, in the Cotentin, Normandy. Some of the first records of the family include: Helias de St. George who occurs in Sussex in the time of Henry I. and Baldwin de St. George, at about the same date, who witnesses a charter of William Peverel of Dover. 1

"The descendants of Baldwin St. George, the Norman, flourished in England for several centuries, and frequently represented the County of Cambridge in parliament. They were seated at Hartley St George, in that shire, full 500 years." 2

"This place was for a long period in the possession of the St. Georges, who had their chief seat and a park here, and held the estate so early as the reign of Henry III. " 3

Most of the family claim descent from the aforementioned Baldwin de St. George or Baldwin St. George, knight of the shire for Cambridge in 1381 who married the heiress or co-heiress of John d'Engayne, who brought him several manors in the county. Sir Richard Saint George, Clarencieux King of Arms was the first herald in this family of heralds,* and stated to be eighteenth in descent from the first Baldwin de St. George. He "had two younger sons who both settled in Ireland. One of them, Sir George, was grandfather to another Sir George, created Lord St. George in the peerage of Ireland in 1715. His title expired with him, but in 1763 was revived in favour of St. George Usher, who was the son of his only child, Mrs. Usher. The other brother Richard had a numerous posterity. From him descend the St. Georges of Parsonstown, the St. Georges of Wood Park, co. Armagh, the St. Georges of Woodside, Cheshire, the St.Georges of Camma Lodge in Roscommon, and the St. Georges of Woodsgift, who received a baronetcy in 1766." 1

Richard St. George who went to Ireland in the beginning of the 17th century in the Royal Army was appointed governor of Castle Athlone. 2

Early History of the Saint geroge family

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Saint geroge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: St.George, St George, Saint Geroge and others.

Early Notables of the Saint geroge family

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Richard St George (c1550-1635), of Wiltshire, an English officer of arms at the College of Arms; and his son, Henry St George (1581-1644), an English Officer of Arms, Garter...
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Ireland Migration of the Saint geroge family to Ireland

Some of the Saint geroge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Saint geroge family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

  1. Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  2. Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook