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Sekford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Sekford family


The surname Sekford 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.

Early History of the Sekford family


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Sekford Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Sekford family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Sekford family to the New World and Oceana


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

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