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Seckford Early Origins



The surname Seckford was first found in Suffolk where the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Seckford, held by Aluric and Roger Bigod from the Bishop of Bayeux, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The family originate in what is known today as Woodbridge, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Loes. "Towards the termination of the 12th century, a priory of Augustine canons was founded here [in Woodbirdge] by Ernaldus Rufus and others, and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the revenue of which, at the Dissolution, was valued at £50. 3. 5.: a house built on the site by one of the Seckfords, now in the possession of the Carthew family, still retains the name of the Abbey." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Seckford Hall is a Tudor period house in Seckford Hall Road, Great Bealings, near Woodbridge, Suffolk. The hall was built in the 1530s by Thomas Seckford (1515-1587), an official at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. He founded seven almshouses in Woodbridge in 1587, "for the residence of thirteen unmarried men, with another house for three women to attend them as nurses; they were endowed with an estate in the parish of Clerkenwell, London. The sessions-hall, under which is the cornmarket, in the centre of the Market Hill, erected in 1587 by Thomas Seckford, master of the court of requests, has undergone some extensive repairs, and is a handsome and lofty edifice of brick." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Sekforde Street in Clerkenwell, London, is built on land once owned by Seckford and is named after him.

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Seckford Spelling Variations


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Seckford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Seckford, Sekford, Seckforde, Sekforde, Sackford, Sakeford, Sackforde, Seckforth, Sackforth and many more.

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Seckford Early History


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Seckford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seckford research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1103, 1177, 1560, 1449, 1603 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Seckford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seckford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seckford Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seckford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seckford (post 1700)



  • Thomas Seckford (1515-1587), one of Queen Elizabeth Iís two Masters in Ordinary of the Court of Requests

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Seckford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seckford 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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