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Sephton Early Origins



The surname Sephton was first found in Lancashire (now Merseyside) at Sefton, a village and civil parish which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Sextone [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "farmstead where rushes grow," from the Old Scandinavian word "sef" + the Old English word "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Sephton Spelling Variations


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Sephton Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Sefton, Sephton, Septon and others.

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Sephton Early History


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Sephton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sephton research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1595, 1602, 1455, 1487, 1686 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Sephton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sephton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sephton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sephton 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Sephton or a variant listed above were:

Sephton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Sephton, who was send to the Windward Islands in 1722

Sephton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Sephton, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1894

Sephton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hettie Sephton, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • James Sephton, aged 43, who landed in America from Warrington, England, in 1908
  • Elizabeth Sephton, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States from St. Helens, England, in 1911
  • Lavinia Sephton, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Bolton, England, in 1912
  • William Sephton, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sephton Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Clara Sephton, aged 28, who emigrated to Davidson, Canada, in 1913
  • Edward Sephton, aged 6, who settled in Davidson, Canada, in 1913
  • Edward Sephton, aged 30, who emigrated to Davidson, Canada, in 1913
  • Evelyn Sephton, aged 8, who emigrated to Davidson, Canada, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sephton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sephton (post 1700)



  • Petty Officer Alfred Edward Sephton VC (1911-1941), member of the English Royal Navy, recipient of the Victoria Cross [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    World War 2 Awards.com - SEPHTON, Alfred. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Alfred Sephton. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/149
  • Ven. Arthur Sephton, Archdeacon of Craven

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Sephton Historic Events


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Sephton Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William Sephton, English Night Fireman's Cook from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ World War 2 Awards.com - SEPHTON, Alfred. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Alfred Sephton. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/149
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Sephton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sephton 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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