The ancestry of the name Saltmarshe dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the township of Saltmarsh which was in the parish of Howden in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. Saltmarshe 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 Saltmarshe were named due to their close proximity to a salt marsh.
Early Origins of the Saltmarshe family
The surname Saltmarshe 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 Saltmarshe family
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Saltmarshe Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Saltmarshe have been found, including Saltmarsh, Saltmarshe and others.
Early Notables of the Saltmarshe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saltmarshe family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Saltmarshe, or a variant listed above: Thomas Saltmarsh who was banished to Barbados in 1685.