The ancestors of the name Sauton date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Sauton family lived in the village of Saxton in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English Seaxe tun
which literally means Saxon village.
Early Origins of the Sauton family
The surname Sauton was first found in Lancashire
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 Sauton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sauton research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1540 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Sauton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sauton Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Sauton 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. The variations of the name Sauton include: Saxton, Saxon, Sefton, Sephton, Septon, Sexton and others.
Early Notables of the Sauton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sauton family to Ireland
Some of the Sauton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 151 words (11 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 Sauton family to the New World and Oceana
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 Sauton or a variant listed above: Giles Saxton, who came to Salem Massachusetts in 1630; John Sexton, who came to Virginia in 1635; Richard Sexton, who was on record in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.