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.
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It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Saut are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Saut include: Salt, Saut and others.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Saut or a variant listed above: 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..