The name Siddon is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Seddon found in south-west Lancashire
Early Origins of the Siddon family
The surname Siddon was first found in Durham
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 Siddon family
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Siddon Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Siddon are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Siddon include: Seddon, Seddan, Sedden and others.
Early Notables of the Siddon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Siddon family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Siddon or a variant listed above: George Seddon settled in Virginia in 1699; Nicholas Seddon settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Thomas Seddon settled in New York in 1820 with his wife and two children.
Contemporary Notables of the name Siddon (post 1700)
- Mary Siddon (b. 1783), English thief whose severe punishment of being severely and privately whipped led to a turning-point in English attitudes to public violence
- Thomas Edward "Tom" Siddon (b. 1941), Canadian former politician, Minister of National Defence in 1993, Ministers of Fisheries and Oceans (1985-1990)
The Siddon 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: None sino sed dono
Motto Translation: I do not permit, but I give.