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The name Sewert is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name Siward, which was an Old English personal name. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Sewert Early Origins



The surname Sewert was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Sewert Spelling Variations


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Sewert Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Sewert has been spelled many different ways, including Seward, Sewerd, Saward and others.

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Sewert Early History


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Sewert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sewert research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1053, 1641, 1658, 1701, 1657 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Sewert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sewert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sewert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sewert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sewert In Ireland


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Sewert In Ireland



Some of the Sewert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 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


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Sewerts to arrive in North America:

Sewert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Sewert, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Friesland" from Antwerp, Belgium [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSM-42D : 6 December 2014), Peter Sewert, 08 Apr 1895; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Friesland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Sewert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Sewert, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Estonia" from Danzig, Poland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNVK-RTL : 6 December 2014), William Sewert, 27 Sep 1922; citing departure port Danzig, arrival port New York, ship name Estonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Sophie Sewert, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Estonia" from Danzig, Poland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNVK-R6G : 6 December 2014), Sophie Sewert, 27 Sep 1922; citing departure port Danzig, arrival port NY, ship name Estonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sewert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sewert (post 1700)



  • Jeff Sewert, American Municipal Manager for Lewisburg, Ohio

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSM-42D : 6 December 2014), Peter Sewert, 08 Apr 1895; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Friesland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNVK-RTL : 6 December 2014), William Sewert, 27 Sep 1922; citing departure port Danzig, arrival port New York, ship name Estonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNVK-R6G : 6 December 2014), Sophie Sewert, 27 Sep 1922; citing departure port Danzig, arrival port NY, ship name Estonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. 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).
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  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. 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.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  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 Sewert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sewert 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.

This page was last modified on 3 October 2016 at 06:46.

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