Early Origins of the Saunson family
The surname Saunson was first found in Durham
where they were Lords of the manor of Stockton from early times. But by the year 1221 they had moved north into Scotland
and acquired the lands of Swaynystoun, near Colinton, in Midlothian
, where Duncan Swainston was the scion of that branch. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Swainston Manor lies 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Calbourne on the Isle of Wight. It was originally a manor house but has now been converted to a hotel. It has a 12th-century chapel on its 32 acres thought to have been built by the Bishops of Winchester.
Early History of the Saunson family
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Saunson Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Swainson, Swanston, Swenson, Swenston, Swainston, Swanson and many more.
Early Notables of the Saunson family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Dr. Alan Swainston of York; and Francis Swanton (c 1605-1661) of Wincanton, Somerset
, an English lawyer and politician... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saunson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Saunson family to Ireland
Some of the Saunson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 169 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Saunson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Swanson who settled in Virginia in 1649; Anna Swanson settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Swanson settled in Maryland in 1733; Nicholas Swanson settled in Pennsylvania in 1771.