The founding heritage of the Sautell family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Sautell comes from when one of the family worked as a person who played the psaltery, which was a stringed instrument. The surname Sautell is an occupational
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
surnames were derived from the primary activity of the bearer. In the Middle Ages, people did not generally live off of the fruits of their labor in a particular job. Rather, they performed a specialized task, as well as farming, for subsistence. Other occupational names were derived from an object associated with a particular activity. In this case, the surname Sautell is a metonymic
surname, which means it is derived from an object associated with an occupation.
Early Origins of the Sautell family
The surname Sautell was first found in Shropshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Sautell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sautell research.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1404, 1383, 1386, 1388, 1397, 1397 and 1399 are included under the topic Early Sautell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sautell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Sautell has been spelled many different ways, including Salter, Sallter, Saltier, Saltire and others.
Early Notables of the Sautell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sautell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Sautells to arrive in North America: Edward Salter settled in Virginia in 1635; along with Elizabeth in 1653; Francis 1655; John 1623; Joseph 1663; Richard 1656; Robert 1649; Robert 1774.