The name Sexten is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived 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 Sexten family
The surname Sexten was first found in 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 Sexten family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sexten research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1540 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Sexten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sexten 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. Sexten has been spelled many different ways, including Saxton, Saxon, Sefton, Sephton, Septon, Sexton and others.
Early Notables of the Sexten family (pre 1700)
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sexten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sexten family to Ireland
Some of the Sexten family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 151 words (11 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 Sexten family to the New World and Oceana
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 Sextens to arrive in North America: Giles Saxton, who came to Salem Massachusetts in 1630; John Sexton, who came to Virginia in 1635; Richard Sexton, who was on record in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.