name Sechweck comes from the family having resided in the township of Sedgewick in the parish of Heversham in Westmorland.
Early Origins of the Sechweck family
The surname Sechweck was first found in Sussex
where the family held an ancient castle and manor near Horsham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Horsham "is supposed to have derived its name from Horsa, the brother of Hengist, who is said to have been interred in the immediate vicinity, in 457, after the battle with Vortimer, near Aylesford, in which he was slain." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Sechweck family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sechweck research.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1573, 1557, 1558, 1610, 1669, 1600, 1658, 1611 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Sechweck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sechweck Spelling Variations
Sechweck has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Sedgewick, Sedgewicke, Sedgwicke, Sedwick and many more.
Early Notables of the Sechweck family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Sedgwick (Segiswycke) (d. 1573), an English Roman Catholic theologian. Under Queen Mary he became Regius professor of divinity at Cambridge in 1557, and in 1558 both rector of Stanhope, Durham
and vicar of Gainford, Durham
William Sedgwick (ca.1610-1669), was an English Puritan... Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sechweck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sechweck family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Sechwecks to arrive on North American shores: Major General Robert Sedgwick (c.
1611-1656), who settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1635; Joe and Mary Sedgwick who settled in Virginia in 1679.
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.