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The many generations and branches of the Sawtell family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person who played the psaltery, which was a stringed instrument. The surname Sawtell is an occupational surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Occupational surnames were derived from the primary activity of the bearer. In the Middle Ages, people did not generally live off of the fruits of their labor in a particular job. Rather, they performed a specialized task, as well as farming, for subsistence. Other occupational names were derived from an object associated with a particular activity. In this case, the surname Sawtell is a metonymic surname, which means it is derived from an object associated with an occupation.

Sawtell Early Origins



The surname Sawtell was first found in Shropshire 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.

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Sawtell Spelling Variations


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Sawtell 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 Sawtell were recorded, including Salter, Sallter, Saltier, Saltire and others.

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Sawtell Early History


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Sawtell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sawtell research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1404, 1383, 1386, 1388, 1397, 1397 and 1399 are included under the topic Early Sawtell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sawtell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sawtell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sawtell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Sawtell family emigrate to North America:

Sawtell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Sawtell, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1639 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Sawtell, who landed in Massachusetts in 1649 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Sawtell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Sawtell, aged 43, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • Emily Sawtell, aged 17, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • John Sawtell, aged 43, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
  • Joseph Sawtell, aged 17, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
  • Rachell Sawtell, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"

Sawtell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Sawtell, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sawtell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sawtell (post 1700)



  • Martin Sawtell, American visual effects specialist, known for his work with Lucasfilm in Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens (2015), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
  • Joshua Sawtell, American actor and producer, known for The Corners (2010), How to Kill Your Boss and Friends Like These (2014)
  • Henry Sawtell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Oswald Sawtell, Australian land developer, eponym of Sawtell, New South Wales
  • Cassandra Sawtell (b. 1997), Canadian Young Artist Award nominated actress, known for her work in She's the Man (2006), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) and Good Luck Chuck (2007)
  • Paul Sawtell (1906-1971), Polish-born film score composer, known for his work in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964), Hawaiian Eye (1959) and Broken Arrow (1956)

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Sawtell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sawtell 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 11 March 2016 at 06:57.

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