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The name Saxby first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the parish of Saxby in the counties of Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. The surname Saxby is an example of a habitation name which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Saxby Early Origins



The surname Saxby was first found in Lincolnshire 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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Saxby Spelling Variations


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Saxby 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 Saxby has appeared include Saxby, Saxbe, Saxbie, Saxby and others.

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Saxby Early History


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Saxby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saxby research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1616 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Saxby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saxby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saxby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saxby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Saxby arrived in North America very early:

Saxby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Saxby, who arrived in Virginia in 1666
  • John Saxby, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685
  • John Saxby settled in Philadelphia in 1685 with his wife and five children

Saxby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Saxby, who landed in Georgia in 1738

Saxby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Saxby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Sarah Saxby, aged 22, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"
  • Joseph Saxby (aged 33), a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

Saxby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Saxby landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Benjamin Saxby, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • William Saxby, aged 43, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Mary Saxby, aged 32, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • James Saxby, aged 4, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Saxby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Saxby (post 1700)



  • Ted Saxby, English co-founder of Saxby Bros Limited, a food manufacturing plant based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire in 1904
  • Stephen Martin Saxby, English Lieutenant in the Royal Navy who developed the Saxby Weather System, eponym of the Saxby Gale which hit Eastern Canada October 5, 1869
  • Sir Robin Keith Saxby FREng (b. 1947), English Chief Executive and then Chairman of ARM Holdings from Derbyshire
  • Graham Saxby (d. 2015), British photographer and pioneer in the science of of holography; he developed a technique of 3D imaging in the 1940s
  • Eric Saxby, New Zealand field leader and coordinator in Antarctica, eponym of the Saxby Range and the Saxby Pass, Antarctica
  • Lily Saxby, British stage and film actress in the early 1900s
  • John Saxby (1821-1913), British engineer from Brighton who invented and developed the interlocking system used in railway signaling
  • Kerry Saxby (b. 1961), retired Australian Olympic race walker
  • Henry Linckmeyer Saxby (1836-1873), English-born ornithologist who worked extensively on the Shetland Islands

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sit saxum firmum
Motto Translation: Let the stone be firm.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Saxby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saxby 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 25 April 2015 at 01:40.

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