The lineage of the name Saxeby begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Saxby in the counties of Lincolnshire
. The surname Saxeby 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.
Early Origins of the Saxeby family
The surname Saxeby 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.
Early History of the Saxeby family
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Saxeby Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Saxeby has undergone many spelling variations
, including Saxby, Saxbe, Saxbie, Saxby and others.
Early Notables of the Saxeby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saxeby family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Saxeby were among those contributors: John Saxby settled in Philadelphia in 1685 with his wife and five children.
The Saxeby 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.