Setcheveral is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Setcheveral family lived in Derbyshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Sacheverell, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Setcheveral family
The surname Setcheveral was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Hopwell. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086, a survey initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066 A.D., the village of Hopwell was held by Ralph Fitzhubert from his overlord, the Bishop of Chester. Hopwell consisted of a village, a mill, 2 churches and a fishery. Conjecturally, it was from this source the Sechevarals are originated.
Early History of the Setcheveral family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Setcheveral research.Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1250, 1714, 1638 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Setcheveral History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Setcheveral Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Setcheveral family name include Secheral, Secheveral, Secherreveral, Secherevarral, Secheverall, Secheverrall, Sacheveral, Sacheverral, Sacheverall, Sacheverell, Sacheverel, Sacheverrall, Sachaverral, Sacherrevall and many more.
Early Notables of the Setcheveral family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Setcheveral family to Ireland
Some of the Setcheveral family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 43 words (3 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 Setcheveral family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Setcheveral family to immigrate North America: William Secheral who landed in North America in 1779.
The Setcheveral Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: En bon foy
Motto Translation: In good faith.