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The Sebright name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Sebright in the county of Essex which was later known as Great Seabright in Great Beddow in Essex. This surname is also of patronymic origin in that it was originally derived from the baptismal name Seabert, taken from the Old English personal name Saebeorht. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Sebright Early Origins



The surname Sebright was first found in Essex where "William Sebright of Sebright, in Much Beddow, living in the reign of Henry II is the ancestor of this ancient family who removed into this county (Worcestershire) at a very early period." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Sebright Spelling Variations


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Sebright 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 Sebright has undergone many spelling variations, including Seabright, Sebright, Seabricks, Sebricks and others.

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Sebright Early History


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Sebright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sebright research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1658, 1645, 1679, 1668, 1702, 1692, 1736, 1706, 1764, 1729 and 1796 are included under the topic Early Sebright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sebright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sebright Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Edward Sebright, 1st Baronet ( c. 1585-c. 1658) of Besford in the County of Worcester, High Sheriff of Worcestershire; Sir Edward Sebright, 2nd Baronet (c. 1645-1679); Sir Edward Sebright, 3rd Baronet (1668-1702)...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sebright Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Sebright were among those contributors:

Sebright Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliza Sebright, who landed in Virginia in 1695

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sebright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sebright (post 1700)



  • Sir John Saunders Sebright (1767-1846), 7th Baronet, English politician and agricultural innovator, known for selective breeding the Sebright chicken
  • Sir Hugo Giles Edmund Sebright (1931-1985), 14th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Giles Edward Sebright (1896-1954), 13th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Guy Thomas Saunders Sebright (1856-1933), 12th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Edgar Reginald Saunders Sebright (1854-1917), 11th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Egbert Cecil Saunders Sebright (1871-1897), 10th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir John Gage Saunders Sebright (1843-1890), 9th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Thomas Gage Saunders Sebright (1802-1864), 8th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir John Saunders Sebright (1725-1794), 6th Baronet, Colonel of the 18th Regiment of Foot (1762-1794)
  • Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright (1723-1761), 5th Baronet, English peer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Sebright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sebright Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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