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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sawkeeled research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1270 and 1544 are included under the topic Early Sawkeeled History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sawkeeled has been recorded under many different variations, including Salkeld, Salked, Salkeed, Salkelds and others.
Some of the Sawkeeled family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sawkeeled or a variant listed above: Fred and George Salked arrived in New Orleans in 1820; Thomas Salkeld settled in Virginia in 1728.