culture. The name comes from when they lived in the ancient chapelry of Satterthwaite found near Hawkeshead in
. This surname was originally derived from the Old English elements
. The village dates back to at least 1336 when it was listed as Sterthwayt.
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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.
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
- T. P. Satterwhite, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Bessie Satterwhite, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1911
- Florence C. Satterwhite, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1911
- Preston P. Satterwhite, who landed in America, in 1911
- Arthur B. Satterwhite, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920