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This Clan was first found in East Lothian where they were granted lands by Earl David, King of Scotland and were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated on the lands of Saytown in that shire. They were originally from Say near Exmes in Normandy. The name probably once meant 'sea town.'

Seton Early Origins



The surname Seton was first found in East Lothian, where they were granted lands by Earl David, King of Scotland. The township of Seaton in the East Risding of Yorkshire was home to another branch of the family. "This place, in Domesday Book called Setton, at an early period gave name to a resident family; and in the thirteenth century, the abbey of Meaux received a grant of some property here." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
North Seaton has similarly the same lineage. "This place appears to have been at an early period in the possession of the Seaton family, and in the thirteenth century part was owned by the priory of Tynemouth and the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Seton Spelling Variations


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Seton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Seaton, Seton, Sayton and others.

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Seton Early History


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Seton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seton research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1715, 1626, 1649, 1684, 1741, 1549, 1531, 1586, 1555, 1622, 1598, 1604, 1604, 1622, 1639, 1686, 1615, 1672, 1622, 1694, 1620, 1691, 1639, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Seton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Alexander Seaton (1626-1649), Scottish mercenary in Danish service during the Thirty Years' War. He served as a governor in the Battle of Stralsund and as an admiral in the Torstenson War; The Reverend Thomas Seaton (baptised 1684-1741), Church of England clergyman and religious...

Another 146 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seton In Ireland


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Seton In Ireland



Some of the Seton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Seton, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • John Seton, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Seton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Seton, aged 22, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Hamilton Seton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1799

Seton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Jones Seton, aged 30, landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seton (post 1700)



  • William Seton (1835-1905), American author and a novelist
  • Anya Seton (1904-1916), American author of historical romances
  • Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821), first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church
  • George Seton (1822-1908), Scottish philanthropist and genealogist
  • John Thomas Seton (1738-1806), Scottish painter
  • James Seton (b. 1694), 4th Earl of Dunfermline, was a Scottish peer
  • Mary Seton (1549-1615), Scottish courtier and later a nun
  • George Hugh Nicholas Seton (1916-1984), British historian
  • Marie Seton (1910-1985), English actress, art, theatre and film critic and biographer
  • Barry Seton (b. 1936), Australian racing driver
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Seton
Saiton, Satan, Satand, Satane, Satant, Saten, Satend, Satent, Satind, Satint, Saton, Satyn, Satynd, Sayton, Seaton, Seatton, Seeton, Seetton, Seton, Setton, Seyton and more.

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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Seton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seton 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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