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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Saterly is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the ancient chapelry of Satterthwaite found near Hawkeshead in Lancashire. This surname was originally derived from the Old English elements soetr meaning shield and pveit meaning pasture. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Saterly Early Origins



The surname Saterly was first found in Cumbria at Satterthwaite, historically in Lancashire. The village dates back to at least 1336 when it was listed as Sterthwayt. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Saterly Early History


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Saterly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saterly research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saterly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saterly Spelling Variations


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Saterly Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Saterly has been spelled many different ways, including Satterthwaite, Satherthwaite, Satterthwater and many more.

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Saterly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saterly Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Saterlys to arrive in North America: James Satterthwaite settled in New Jersey in 1678.

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