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The ancient roots of the Sedgwick family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Sedgwick comes from when the family lived in the township of Sedgewick in the parish of Heversham in Westmorland.

Sedgwick Early Origins



The surname Sedgwick was first found in Sussex where the family held an ancient castle and manor near Horsham. [1]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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Sedgwick Spelling Variations


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Sedgwick Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Sedgwick has appeared include Sedgewick, Sedgewicke, Sedgwicke, Sedwick and many more.

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Sedgwick Early History


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Sedgwick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sedgwick research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1669, 1600, 1658, 1573, 1611 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Sedgwick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sedgwick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sedgwick Early Notables (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 Sedgwick 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Sedgwick arrived in North America very early:

Sedgwick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Sedgwick, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • Marie Sedgwick, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Major General Robert Sedgwick ( c. 1611-1656), who settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1635
  • Jo Sedgwick, aged 24, landed in America in 1635
  • Robert Sedgwick, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sedgwick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Sedgwick, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • William Sedgwick, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Isaac Sedgwick, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Samuel Sedgwick, who landed in New England in 1740

Sedgwick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harry Lethfield Sedgwick, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1812
  • J Sedgwick, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Sedgwick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C.T. Sedgwick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1849

Sedgwick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. G. Sedgwick arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Baltasara" in 1854
  • Charlotte Sedgwick arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Baltasara" in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sedgwick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sedgwick (post 1700)



  • Theodore Sedgwick (1811-1859), American writer
  • John Sedgwick (1813-1864), American Civil War general
  • Henry Dwight Sedgwick (1861-1957), American lawyer and writer
  • Ellery Sedgwick (1872-1960), American publisher and editor of "The Atlantic Monthly"
  • Edward Sedgwick (1892-1953), American movie director, writer, actor and producer
  • Edie Sedgwick (1943-1971), American actress
  • Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867), American novelist
  • Anne Douglas Sedgwick (1873-1935), American-born British writer
  • Kyra Sedgwick (b. 1965), Golden Globe Award-winning American actress
  • Herbert Sedgwick (1883-1957), English cricketer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sedgwick Historic Events


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Sedgwick Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Charles Frederick Waddington Sedgwick (d. 1912), aged 25, English Second Class passenger from Liverpool, Merseyside who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Sedgwick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sedgwick 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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