Anglo-Saxon name Sex comes from the family having resided in the village of Saxton in the West Riding of Yorkshire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English Seaxe tun which literally means Saxon village.
Early Origins of the Sex family
Lancashire 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.
Early History of the Sex family
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Sex Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Saxton, Saxon, Sefton, Sephton, Septon, Sexton and others.
Early Notables of the Sex family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sex family to Ireland
Some of the Sex family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sex family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Sexs to arrive on North American shores:
Sex Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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