Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. 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 Sammwill of English descent.
Early Origins of the Sammwill 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 Sammwill family
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Sammwill Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Sammwill has appeared include Samwell, Samuel, Samuell, Samway, Samuels and others.
Early Notables of the Sammwill family (pre 1700)
Baronet (c.1654-1694), Member of Parliament...
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Migration of the Sammwill family to Ireland
Some of the Sammwill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sammwill family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Sammwill arrived in North America very early: 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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