Saker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Saker family

The surname Saker was first found in London where Riley's Memorials of London listed Adam le Sakkere as the first of the family. The surname is derived from an occupation as in 'the sacker,' a maker of sacks from the Middle English sak. [1]

Early History of the Saker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saker research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1576, 1630, 1661, 1693, 1768, 1681, 1667 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Saker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Saker Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Saker family name include Sacker, Saker, Sakker and others.

Early Notables of the Saker family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Secker (1693-1768), an English divine, Archbishop of Canterbury, born at Sibthorpe, a village in Nottinghamshire. William Secker (died 1681) was another English divine who preached at...
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United States Saker migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Saker surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Saker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Saker who settled in Maine in 1625
  • Thomas, Marie and Joe Saker, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Saker, aged 1, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Marie Saker, aged 24, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Tho Saker, aged 16, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Saker migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Saker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Saker, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Saker (post 1700) +

  • Edward Saker (1831-1883), English actor and theatrical manager, son of W. Saker, a well-known low comedian at the London minor theatres
  • Dora Glover Saker (1888-1926), English instructor in cheese-making for Somerset County Council; her rediscovered book, Practical Cheddar Cheese-making (1917) has currently inspired a revival of interest in historic cheese-making methods


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim


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