Secheverrall is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Secheverrall family lived in Derbyshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Sacheverell, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Secheverrall family
The surname Secheverrall was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Hopwell. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086, a survey initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066 A.D., the village of Hopwell was held by Ralph Fitzhubert from his overlord, the Bishop of Chester. Hopwell consisted of a village, a mill, 2 churches and a fishery. Conjecturally, it was from this source the Sechevarals are originated.
Early History of the Secheverrall family
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Secheverrall Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Secheral, Secheveral, Secherreveral, Secherevarral, Secheverall, Secheverrall, Sacheveral, Sacheverral, Sacheverall, Sacheverell, Sacheverel, Sacheverrall, Sachaverral, Sacherrevall and many more.
Early Notables of the Secheverrall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Secheverrall family to Ireland
Some of the Secheverrall family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Secheverrall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Secheverrall or a variant listed above: William Secheral who landed in North America in 1779.
The Secheverrall Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: En bon foy
Motto Translation: In good faith.