The ancestors of the name Sedgewick date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Sedgewick family lived in the township of Sedgewick in the parish of Heversham in Westmorland.
Early Origins of the Sedgewick family
The surname Sedgewick 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 Sedgewick family
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Sedgewick 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 Sedgewick 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 Sedgewick include: Sedgewick, Sedgewicke, Sedgwicke, Sedwick and many more.
Early Notables of the Sedgewick family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: William Sedgwick (ca.1610-1669), an English clergyman of Puritan views and mystical tendencies born in Bedfordshire
, known as the “apostle of the Isle of Ely” and “Doomsday Sedgwick"; Obadiah Sedgwick (c.1600-1658), an English clergyman of Presbyterian views, a member of the Westminster Assembly; Thomas... Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sedgewick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sedgewick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sedgewick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Sedgewick, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
- John Sedgewick, aged 39, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774
Sedgewick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- P Sedgewick, who landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1842