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Saul Early Origins



The surname Saul was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Penrice. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Saul Spelling Variations


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Saul Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and 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 of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Sawle, Sawley, Saule, Sauley, Sawlly, Sawlley, Sawlle, Saully and many more.

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Saul Early History


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Saul Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saul research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1510 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Saul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saul Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saul Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Saul Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Saul:

Saul Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Leonard Saul, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johan Saul, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johan Nicklas Saul, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Leonard Saul, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • George Saul, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Saul Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Saul, who landed in America in 1832
  • Barthel Joseph Saul, who arrived in America in 1839
  • Harris Saul, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Joseph Saul, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1853
  • Valentin Saul, who arrived in America in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Saul Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Saul, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Saul Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Saul, who landed in Quebec in 1838
  • Andrew Saul, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1843

Saul Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Saul, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • John Saul arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1851
  • Martha Saul, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

Saul Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Saul arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Albert William" in 1864
  • Joseph Saul arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Saul (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Saul (post 1700)



  • John Saul (b. 1942), American author
  • Andrew Saul (b. 1946), American millionaire, Chairman of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
  • Samuel Berrick Saul CBE (1924-2016), British academic, Vice-Chancellor of the University of York from 1979 to 1993
  • Air Vice Marshal Richard Ernest Saul CB, DFC, RAF (1891-1965), senior Royal Air Force commander during World War II
  • John Ralston Saul (b. 1947), Canadian author, essayist and philosopher

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Saul Historic Events


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Saul Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Charles Saul (b. 1910), English Leading Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Fullers Vale, Headley, Southampton, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Saul


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Suggested Readings for the name Saul



  • A Tale of Two Families: Inez Gibbs, Twig Sauls (also Saul), Whose Ancestors were in Florida even when it was A Spanish Territory by Byron T. Sauls.

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Saul Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  11. ...

The Saul Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saul 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.

This page was last modified on 30 May 2016 at 12:52.

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