Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name for the son of Samuel. This ancient Hebrew font name meaning name of God was not common in the Middle Ages, but was not necessarily of Jewish origin. There were many records of the surname Sammual of English descent.
Early Origins of the Sammual family
Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times. The family name first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Sammual family
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Sammual Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sammual has been recorded under many different variations, including Samwell, Samuel, Samuell, Samway, Samuels and others.
Early Notables of the Sammual family (pre 1700)
Baronet (c.1654-1694), Member of Parliament...
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Migration of the Sammual family to Ireland
Some of the Sammual family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sammual family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sammual or a variant listed above: John Samuel settled in Nantasket in 1630; Roger Samuel settled in Barbados in 1684; Edward Samuel settled in Virginia in 1643; Rowland Samuell settled in Barbados in 1654..
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