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The name Samwal has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally 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 Samwal of English descent.

Early Origins of the Samwal family


The surname Samwal was first found in 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.

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Early History of the Samwal family

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Early History of the Samwal family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Samwal research.
Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1628, 1628, 1676, 1654, 1694, 1689, 1690, 1690, 1694 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Samwal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Samwal Spelling Variations

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Samwal Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Samwal include Samwell, Samuel, Samuell, Samway, Samuels and others.

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Early Notables of the Samwal family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Samwal family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Samwell (1559-1628), Auditor of the Exchequer to Queen Elizabeth I of England; William Samwell (1628-1676) was an English architect; and Sir Thomas Samwell, 1st Baronet (c.1654-1694), Member of Parliament...
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Migration of the Samwal family to Ireland

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Migration of the Samwal family to Ireland


Some of the Samwal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Samwal family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Samwal family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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