Early Origins of the Sauld family
Staffordshire where the surname is numerous and there is a village named Salt located there. During the reign of Henry III., Ivo de Saut held one knight's fee in Saut, of the Barony of Stafford. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Sauld family
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Sauld Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Sauld were recorded, including Salt, Saut and others.
Early Notables of the Sauld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sauld family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Sauld family emigrate to North America: Samuel Salt who settled in Virginia in 1679; Joseph Salt settled in Virginia in 1672; William Salt settled in Virginia in 1771; Robert Salt arrived in Philadelphia in 1854..
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