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Sapsford Early Origins



The surname Sapsford was first found in Hertfordshire where the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands and village of Sawbridgeworth, held by Geoffrey de Mandeville, a Norman noble, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The village consisted of Mill and a few houses. Utterby in Lincolnshire is of indirect interest to the family. "Utterby House, the seat of the Rev. H. B. Benson, is beautifully situated, and the grounds comprehend some picturesque scenery; over the entrance are the armorial bearings of the Sapsford family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Unfortunately, we can find no trace of how the family arms came to be there. One can only presume that at one time the family held Utterby House.

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Sapsford Spelling Variations


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Sapsford Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Sapsford, Sapsworth, Sapsforde, Sapstead, Sapseth, Sapford and many more.

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Sapsford Early History


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Sapsford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sapsford research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sapsford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sapsford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sapsford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sapsford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sapsford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sydney H. Sapsford, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Margaret Sapsford, aged 18, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sapsford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sapsford (post 1700)



  • Danny Sapsford (b. 1969), British tennis player
  • Tom Sapsford (b. 1975), British ballet dancer and choreographer, winner of the Jerwood Foundation Young Choreographers’ Awards

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Sapsford Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Sapsford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sapsford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 26 February 2016 at 14:26.

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