The name Seargent is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a person who held the official name of Sergeant or Serjant.
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 Seargent family
The surname Seargent was first found in Buckingham where John le Serjaunt was listed in the 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 Seargent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seargent research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1714, 1674, 1692, 1703 and are included under the topic Early Seargent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Seargent Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Seargent family name include Sargent, Sargant, Sargaunt, Sarguent, Sarjeant, Sargeant, Sergeant and many more.
Early Notables of the Seargent family (pre 1700)
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seargent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Seargent family to Ireland
Some of the Seargent family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Seargent family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Seargent or a variant listed above:
Seargent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Seargent, who landed in Virginia in 1652 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)