Early Origins of the Sawkild family
The surname Sawkild 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 Sawkild family
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Sawkild Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Sawkild has appeared include Salkeld, Salked, Salkeed, Salkelds and others.
Early Notables of the Sawkild family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sawkild family to Ireland
Some of the Sawkild 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 Sawkild family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Sawkild arrived in North America very early: Fred and George Salked arrived in New Orleans in 1820; Thomas Salkeld settled in Virginia in 1728.