Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name 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 Sammways of English descent.
Early Origins of the Sammways 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 Sammways family
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Sammways Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sammways family name include Samwell, Samuel, Samuell, Samway, Samuels and others.
Early Notables of the Sammways family (pre 1700)
Baronet (c.1654-1694), Member of Parliament...
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Migration of the Sammways family to Ireland
Some of the Sammways family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sammways family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Sammways surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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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