Early Origins of the Sawka family
The surname Sawka was first found in Cumberland
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 Sawka family
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Sawka Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Sawka were recorded, including Salkeld, Salked, Salkeed, Salkelds and others.
Early Notables of the Sawka family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sawka family to Ireland
Some of the Sawka family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Sawka family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Sawka family emigrate to North America: Fred and George Salked arrived in New Orleans in 1820; Thomas Salkeld settled in Virginia in 1728.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sawka (post 1700)
- Anthony G. Sawka (d. 2003), American politician, Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1974; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 101st District, 1976, 1978, 1980 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html