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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Seddon surname lived in Seddon found in south-west Lancashire.

Seddon Early Origins



The surname Seddon was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Seddon Spelling Variations


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Seddon Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Seddon are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Seddon include: Seddon, Seddan, Sedden and others.

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Seddon Early History


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Seddon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seddon research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seddon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seddon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seddon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Seddon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Seddon or a variant listed above:

Seddon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Seddon settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • George Seddon settled in Virginia in 1699

Seddon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joanna Seddon, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Seddon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Seddon settled in New York in 1820 with his wife and two children
  • George, James, John, Joseph, Thomas, and William Seddon all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870
  • Aaron Seddon, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1868

Seddon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Seddon, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  • John Seddon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Bronte" in 1849
  • Samuel Seddon, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson"
  • John Seddon, aged 25, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"

Seddon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Latham Seddon arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seddon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seddon (post 1700)



  • Margaret Rhea Seddon (b. 1947), former NASA astronaut with 3 shuttle missions and over 722 hours in space
  • James Alexander Seddon (1815-1880), American lawyer and politician
  • Thomas Seddon (1821-1856), English landscape painter
  • Mark Seddon (b. 1962), British journalist
  • John Seddon, British occupational psychologist
  • George Seddon (1927-2007), Australian academic who held university chairs in a range of subjects
  • Richard John Seddon (1845-1906), the longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Seddon Historic Events


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Seddon Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Walter Seddon, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. V Seddon, British Signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Robert Henry Seddon, British Corporal, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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: None sino sed dono
Motto Translation: I do not permit, but I give.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Seddon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seddon 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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