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The name Sawbridge reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Sawbridge family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sawbridge family lived in the village of Sawbridge, Warwickshire.

Sawbridge Early Origins



The surname Sawbridge was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Sawbridge. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a survey of England initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D., Sawbridge was a village held by Thorkell of the Horney Church. As it was the Norman custom to continue the name of Thorkell by the senior son, it was also customary for the second son to adopt the name of the village, Sawbridge.

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Sawbridge Spelling Variations


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Sawbridge Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Sawbridge include Sawbridge, Sorbridge, Sourbridge, Sowbridge, Sawebridge and many more.

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Sawbridge Early History


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Sawbridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sawbridge research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1720, 1731, 1732, 1775, 1791, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Sawbridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sawbridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sawbridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sawbridge Notables 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Sawbridges to arrive on North American shores: Elizabeth Sorbridge who landed in North America in 1710.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sawbridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sawbridge (post 1700)



  • Major-General Ben Menadue Sawbridge (1890-1974), American Assistant Chief of Staff 6th Army Group (1944-1945) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Ben Sawbridge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Sawbridge/Ben_Menadue/USA.html
  • Paul Sawbridge, English musician, staff member in the Department of Music at Bristol University
  • Henry Raywood Sawbridge CBE, Retired from H.M. Foreign Service, Kent

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Sawbridge Historic Events


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Sawbridge Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. George William Sawbridge (1915-1941), Australian Bandsman from Wombarra, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Citations


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  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Ben Sawbridge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Sawbridge/Ben_Menadue/USA.html
  2. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Sawbridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sawbridge 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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