Serge is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon
society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a person who held the official name of Sergeant or Serjant.
surname referred to the individual who was an officer of the law, someone who could summon people to court. The name could also refer to the officer who was a tenant by military service under the rank of a knight.
Early Origins of the Serge family
The surname Serge was first found in Buckingham where John le Serjaunt was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. The same rolls list Walter le Serjaunt, John le Serjant, Robert Sergant and Roger le Serjaunt. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Serge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Serge research.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1707, 1714, 1674, 1692, 1703 and are included under the topic Early Serge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Serge Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Serge include Sargent, Sargant, Sargaunt, Sarguent, Sarjeant, Sargeant, Sergeant and many more.
Early Notables of the Serge family (pre 1700)
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Serge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Serge family to Ireland
Some of the Serge family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Serge family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Serge were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Sargeant settled in Virginia in 1675; James Sargeant settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; William Sargent settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Serge (post 1700)
- Kevin Serge Durand (b. 1974), Canadian actor
- Louis Serge Clair (b. 1940), Chief Commissioner of Rodrigues from 2003 until 2006
- Serge Merlin (1933-2019), French actor and director, best known for his role as Raymond Dufayel in Amélie (2001)
- Serge Dassault (1925-2018), French heir, business executive and politician, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Group
- Serge Fuster (1911-1988), French judge and writer
- Serge Daan (1940-2018), Dutch scientist, known for his significant contributions to the field of Chronobiology
- Serge Baguet (1969-2017), Belgian professional road bicycle racer
- Serge Garant OC (1929-1986), Canadian composer, conductor, professor of music at the University of Montreal
- Serge Boisvert (b. 1959), Canadian former ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens
- Serge Moléon Blaise (b. 1951), Haitian painter, brother of Fabolon and Saint-Louis Blaise
Serge Family Crest Products
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)