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Salvin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Salvin reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Salvin family lived in Nottingham, at the manor of Silvan.

Early Origins of the Salvin family


The surname Salvin was first found in Nottingham where the family name is descended from a Norman noble Joceus le Flemangh who accompanied William the Conqueror into England and was granted part of a knight's fee at Cuckney in that shire. However, "Sir Osbert Silvayne, Knight of Norton Woodhouse, in the Forest of Sherwood, living in the 29th of Henry III" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
is also claimed to be the progenitor of the family. The latter reference acknowledges the incongruity by noting that "some of the name ... were seated at Norton before the year 1140." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
We must leave the true progenitor in question. Thorpe-Salvin in the West Riding of Yorkshire was home to a branch of the family. "This place is situated at the junction of the counties of York, Derby, and Nottingham. It was anciently the property of the Salvin family, and subsequently of the Sandfords." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Salvin family


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Salvin Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Salvin include Salvin, de Salvin, Salwin, Silvan, Silvayne, Salvayne, Salvyn, Cuckney, Cucknay, Cukney and many more.

Early Notables of the Salvin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Salvin family to the New World and Oceana


In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Salvins to arrive on North American shores:

Salvin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Salvin who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1846

Salvin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Salvin, aged 24, who settled in America from Morecambe, England, in 1907
  • Polli Salvin, aged 42, who landed in America from Kalinah, Ireland, in 1910
  • Mary Salvin, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1911
  • Anna Salvin, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Christian Salvin, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Salvin (post 1700)


  • Osbert Salvin FRS (1835-1898), English naturalist, best known for co-authoring the 52 volume encyclopedia Biologia Centrali-Americana (1879–1915)
  • Anthony Salvin (1799-1881), English architect, an expert on medieval buildings he restored many castles and country houses

The Salvin Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Je ne change qu'en mourant
Motto Translation: I only change in death.


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Citations


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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