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Saxelbay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Saxelbay family

The surname Saxelbay was first found in Leicestershire, where Saxelbye (or Saxelby) is a small village in the district of Melton.

Early History of the Saxelbay family

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Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Saxelbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Saxelbay Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Saxelbay has been spelled many different ways, including Saxilby, Saxelby, Saxelbye, Sacksebly, Saxilbie and many more.

Early Notables of the Saxelbay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Saxelbay family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Saxelbays to arrive in North America: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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