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The Sarson surname is derived from the Old French word "Sarrazin," meaning "Saracen." It is thought to have been a nickname in Medieval England for someone of swarthy appearance, or for someone returned from the Crusades, before becoming a surname.

Sarson Early Origins



The surname Sarson was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

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Sarson Spelling Variations


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Sarson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Sarson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Sarson include: Sarson, Sarsen, Saracen, Sarason, Sareson and many more.

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Sarson Early History


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Sarson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sarson research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1327, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Sarson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sarson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sarson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sarson 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Sarson or a variant listed above:

Sarson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rich Sarson, who was on record in Virginia in 1654
  • Rich Sarson, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Thomas Sarson, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • Thomas Sarson, who came to Virginia in 1656
  • John Sarson, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Sarson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Sarson, aged 26, landed in San Francisco, California in 1868
  • Hans Peter Sarson, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1891

Sarson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Sarson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sarson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sarson (post 1700)



  • Peter Sarson, English illustrator of military vehicles for publications
  • Graeme R Sarson (b. 1968), Scottish Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Newcastle

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Sarson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sarson 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 January 2014 at 07:58.

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