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The ancestors of the Satterwhite surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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. 
The surname Satterwhite was first found in Cumbria at Satterthwaite, historically in Lancashire. The village dates back to at least 1336 when it was listed as Sterthwayt. 
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Satterwhite include Satterthwaite, Satherthwaite, Satterthwater and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Satterwhite research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Satterwhite History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Satterwhite Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Satterwhite Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Satterwhite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Satterwhite 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.
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