The name Seargynd comes from one of the family having worked as 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 Seargynd family
The surname Seargynd 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 Seargynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seargynd research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1714, 1674, 1692, 1703 and are included under the topic Early Seargynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Seargynd Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Seargynd have been found, including: Sargent, Sargant, Sargaunt, Sarguent, Sarjeant, Sargeant, Sergeant and many more.
Early Notables of the Seargynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Seargynd family to Ireland
Some of the Seargynd 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 Seargynd family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Seargynd, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John Sargeant settled in Virginia in 1675; James Sargeant settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; William Sargent settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1635.