Satchell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Satchell was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Satchell family lived in Derbyshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Sacheverell, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Satchell family

The surname Satchell was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Hopwell. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a survey initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D., the village of Hopwell was held by Ralph Fitzhubert from his overlord, the Bishop of Chester. Hopwell consisted of a village, a mill, 2 churches and a fishery. Conjecturally, it was from this source the Sechevarals are originated.

Early History of the Satchell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Satchell research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1250, 1714, 1638, 1691, 1674, 1724, 1689, 1596, 1651, 1662, 1638, 1691 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Satchell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Satchell Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Secheral, Secheveral, Secherreveral, Secherevarral, Secheverall, Secheverrall, Sacheveral, Sacheverral, Sacheverall, Sacheverell, Sacheverel, Sacheverrall, Sachaverral, Sacherrevall and many more.

Early Notables of the Satchell family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Sacheverell (1638-1691), an English politician from Derbyshire where he inherited large estates from his father; and his son Robert Sacheverell who represented the borough of Nottingham in six parliaments. Henry Sacheverell (ca. 1674-1724), was a political preacher, son of Joshua Sacheverell, rector of St. Peter's Church, Marlborough, Wiltshire. He was fifteen when he matriculated at Oxford in 1689. He claimed to be connected with the Sacheverells of New Hall, Warwickshire, and of Morley, Derbyshire, and his claim was admitted by some of them, but the connection has not been made out. It is...
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Ireland Migration of the Satchell family to Ireland

Some of the Satchell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Satchell migration to the United States +

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Satchell or a variant listed above:

Satchell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Eliza Satchell, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]
Satchell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Satchell, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [1]

Canada Satchell migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Satchell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Obadiah Satchell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Australia Satchell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Satchell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Edward Satchell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [2]

New Zealand Satchell migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Satchell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Satchell, (b. 1832), aged 30, British bricklayer travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [3]
  • Mrs. Fanny Satchell, (b. 1833), aged 29, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [3]
  • Miss Mary Satchell, (b. 1851), aged 11, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [3]
  • Clifford Satchell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Buttermere" in 1886


The Satchell Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: En bon foy
Motto Translation: In good faith.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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