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The name Saward is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Siward, which was an Old English personal name. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Saward Early Origins



The surname Saward was first found in Devon 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.

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Saward Spelling Variations


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Saward Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Saward include Seward, Sewerd, Saward and others.

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Saward Early History


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Saward Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saward research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1053, 1641, 1658, 1701, 1657 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Saward History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saward Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saward Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saward Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saward In Ireland


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Saward In Ireland



Some of the Saward family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Saward Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Richard Saward, aged 24, who settled in America from Windsor, England, in 1904
  • J. E. Saward, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Mrs. Frederick E. Saward, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Frederick E. Saward, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Richard Saward, aged 28, who settled in America from US, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Saward Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Saward, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Saward (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Saward (post 1700)



  • James Townsend Saward (1799-1857), Victorian English barrister and forger, nicknamed Jim the Penman, sent to Australia for 14 years in 1857
  • Michael Saward (1932-2015), British Anglican priest and hymnist
  • Major-General Michael Henry Saward (1841-1928), British Army officer, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
  • William Saward, British track and field marathoner at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • Patrick "Pat" Saward (1928-2002), Irish professional footballer
  • Joe Saward (b. 1961), British Formula One journalist
  • Eric Saward (b. 1944), British scriptwriter and script editor for the BBC

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Saward Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saward Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 10:58.

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