Satchwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Satchwell family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Saultchreveuil on the Cotentin peninsula, Normandy. Also, known as Sacheverell, there is no clear record of the family's migration to England. [1]

Early Origins of the Satchwell family

The surname Satchwell was first found in Derbyshire where "the family held a fief in Derby from the barony of Chaurces. In the thirteenth century, Patricius de Saucheverel held one knight's fee at Sallow and Hopwell,Notts and Derby." [2]

"Ralph Sacheverel of Hopwell in Derbyshire, and his son John, were among the esquires who, in 1474 bound themselves by indenture to serve William Lord Hastings in peace and war. John married Joan, sole heiress of William Zouche of Bulwich, who brought him Morley, the principal seat of his descendants ; and was knighted by Richard III. before the battle of Bosworth, in which he was slain. His younger brother Richard obtained an estate in Notts. " [1]

After the attainder of Humphrey Duke of Buckingham, Ratcliffe-on-Soar came to Sir Richard Sacheverel, who left it to Ralph Saclieverel, his brother or near kinsman; in which name and family it continued till Henry Sacheverell, the last owner there, estated the same on Sir Thomas Hutchinson, his sister's son." [1]

The name, abbreviated to Cheverel, is of very old date in Dorsetshire, where they were seated at East Stoke and at Chantmarle-the latter place acquired through an heiress in the time of Henry VI.

Early History of the Satchwell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Satchwell 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 Satchwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Satchwell Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Satchwell were recorded, including Secheral, Secheveral, Secherreveral, Secherevarral, Secheverall, Secheverrall, Sacheveral, Sacheverral, Sacheverall, Sacheverell, Sacheverel, Sacheverrall, Sachaverral, Sacherrevall and many more.

Early Notables of the Satchwell 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 Satchwell family to Ireland

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Australia Satchwell migration to Australia +

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

Satchwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Satchwell, English Convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Satchwell (post 1700) +

  • Ida Sammis Woodruff Satchwell (1865-1943), née Bunce, American early female Republican party suffragist and politician from Suffolk County, New York
  • David Satchwell, American visual effects specialist, known for his work on X-Men 2 (2003), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and 2012 (2009)
  • Benjamin Satchwell (1732-1809), English founder of the Leamington Spa Charity, a self-taught shoemaker, working at the then obscure village of Leamington Priors, Warwickshire
  • Sir Kevin Joseph Satchwell (b. 1951), English Headmaster of Thomas Telford School in Shropshire
  • Mrs. Francis Gloria Janet Satchwell B.E.M., British Chair for the League of Friends of Tyrrell Hospital and Founder of Tyrrell Hospital Charity Shop, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to the community in Ilfracombe, Devon [4]
  • Kathleen "Kathie" Satchwell, South African judge of the Gauteng Division of the High Court
  • Brooke Kerith Satchwell (b. 1980), Australian Logie Award winning actress and model, known her work on Neighbours (1985), White Collar Blue (2002) and Wonderland (2013)


The Satchwell 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. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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