Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a person who held the official name of Sergeant or Serjant. This occupational surname referred to the individual who was an officer of the law, someone who could summon people to court. The name could also refer to the officer who was a tenant by military service under the rank of a knight.
Early Origins of the Seargeant family
Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls list Walter le Serjaunt, John le Serjant, Robert Sergant and Roger le Serjaunt. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Seargeant family
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Seargeant Spelling Variations
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. Seargeant has been spelled many different ways, including Sargent, Sargant, Sargaunt, Sarguent, Sarjeant, Sargeant, Sergeant and many more.
Early Notables of the Seargeant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Seargeant family to Ireland
Some of the Seargeant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Seargeant 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 Seargeants to arrive in North America:
Seargeant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Seargeant Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Seargeant (post 1700)
Seargeant Family Crest Products