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The history of the name Serjeant dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who held the official name of Sergeant or Serjant. This occupational 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.

Serjeant Early Origins



The surname Serjeant 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. [1]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)

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Serjeant Spelling Variations


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Serjeant Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Serjeant has undergone many spelling variations, including Sargent, Sargant, Sargaunt, Sarguent, Sarjeant, Sargeant, Sergeant and many more.

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Serjeant Early History


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Serjeant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Serjeant research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1714, 1674, 1692, 1703 and are included under the topic Early Serjeant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Serjeant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Serjeant Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Serjeant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Serjeant In Ireland


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Serjeant In Ireland



Some of the Serjeant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Serjeant were among those contributors:

Serjeant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Serjeant, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Fra Serjeant, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • John Serjeant, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • Seth Serjeant, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Serjeant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Serjeant, who arrived in South Carolina in 1716
  • Wenwood Serjeant, who arrived in South Carolina in 1757

Serjeant Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Amos Serjeant, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Ezra Serjeant, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Silas Serjeant, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Serjeant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Malachy Serjeant, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money"
  • Caroline Serjeant, aged 14, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money"
  • Susan Serjeant, aged 17, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money"
  • Sarah Ann Serjeant, aged 19, a needlewoman, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • Aaron Harding Serjeant (aged 19), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

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Citations


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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. 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. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  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. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Serjeant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Serjeant 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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