Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived 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 Sammuals of English descent.
Early Origins of the Sammuals 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 Sammuals family
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Sammuals Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Sammuals are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Sammuals include: Samwell, Samuel, Samuell, Samway, Samuels and others.
Early Notables of the Sammuals family (pre 1700)
Baronet (c.1654-1694), Member of Parliament...
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Migration of the Sammuals family to Ireland
Some of the Sammuals family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sammuals family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Sammuals 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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