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 Sawkill research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1544, 1576, 1660, 1613, 1635, 1646, 1651, 1652, 1659, 1660, 1671, 1715 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Sawkill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Sawkill include Salkeld, Salked, Salkeed, Salkelds and others.
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Richard Salkeld of Corby, Thomas Salkeld, High Sheriff
John Salkeld (1576-1660), was an English Catholic renegade and author, descended from the Salkelds of Corby Castle, Cumberland
. "He was possibly of Queen's College, Oxford, but did not graduate, and was... Another 150 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sawkill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Sawkill family moved to Ireland
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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: Fred and George Salked arrived in New Orleans in 1820; Thomas Salkeld settled in Virginia in 1728.