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The name Sargeant comes from one of the family having worked as a person who held the official name of Sergeant or Serjant. This occupational surname referred to the individual who was an officer of the law, someone who could summon people to court. The name could also refer to the officer who was a tenant by military service under the rank of a knight.

Sargeant Early Origins



The surname Sargeant was first found in Buckingham where John le Serjaunt was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls list Walter le Serjaunt, John le Serjant, Robert Sergant and Roger le Serjaunt. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Sargeant Spelling Variations


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Sargeant Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sargeant have been found, including: Sargent, Sargant, Sargaunt, Sarguent, Sarjeant, Sargeant, Sergeant and many more.

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Sargeant Early History


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Sargeant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sargeant research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1714, 1674, 1692, 1703 and are included under the topic Early Sargeant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sargeant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sargeant Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sargeant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sargeant In Ireland


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Sargeant In Ireland



Some of the Sargeant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Sargeant, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Sargeant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Sargeant settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Sargeant settled in Virginia in 1675

Sargeant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Sargeant, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Thomas Sargeant, who landed in New York, NY in 1838
  • Elizabeth Sargeant, who arrived in New York in 1842

Sargeant Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Sargeant, who landed in Canada in 1839

Sargeant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Sargeant, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Henry Sargeant, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"

Sargeant Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Sargeant arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • John Sargeant, aged 33, a farmer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Sargeant, aged 32, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Sarah Sargeant, aged 8, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • John Sargeant, aged 6, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sargeant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sargeant (post 1700)



  • Harry Sargeant (b. 1957), American billionaire diversified energy and shipping magnate
  • Lydell Ryan Sargeant (b. 1987), American football cornerback
  • Winthrop Sargeant (1903-1986), American music critic
  • Jack Sargeant (b. 1968), American writer specialising in cult film, underground film, and independent film, as well as subcultures and true crime
  • Neil Fredrick Sargeant (b. 1965), former English cricketer
  • Mark Sargeant (b. 1973), English chef
  • James Sargeant (b. 1936), Australian sailor and Olympic Champion
  • Terence James Sargeant (b. 1946), New Democratic Party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Anne Sargeant (b. 1957), retired Australian netball player and current sports commentator
  • Carl Sargeant (b. 1968), Welsh Labour politician and the Minister for Social Justice & Local Government in the Welsh Assembly
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Sargeant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sargeant 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 10 June 2016 at 17:09.

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