Saltmarch is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the township of Saltmarsh which was in the parish of Howden in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. Saltmarch is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. During the Middle Ages people were very conscious of the variations in their surroundings including the soil types. In this case the original bearers of the surname Saltmarch were named due to their close proximity to a salt marsh.
Early Origins of the Saltmarch family
The surname Saltmarch was first found in Yorkshire
where the first record of the name was William Saltmarsh, Latinized De Salso Marisco, witnessed a grant of Richard Strongbow
in the 12th century. Sir Richard Saltmarsh was one of the knights of that shire 17. Edward II. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Saltmarsh is a a township, in the parish and union of Howden, wapentake
of Howdenshire, in the East Riding of Yorkshire
. "The Hall is a handsome stone mansion, with a well-wooded lawn and pleasure-grounds, the seat of the Saltmarsh family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Saltmarch family
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Saltmarch 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 Saltmarch family name include Saltmarsh, Saltmarshe and others.
Early Notables of the Saltmarch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saltmarch family to the New World and Oceana
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 Saltmarch surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Saltmarsh who was banished to Barbados in 1685.