The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Sidgwick come from when the family resided in the township of Sedgewick in the parish of Heversham in Westmorland.
Early Origins of the Sidgwick family
The surname Sidgwick was first found in Sussex
where the family held an ancient castle and manor near Horsham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Horsham "is supposed to have derived its name from Horsa, the brother of Hengist, who is said to have been interred in the immediate vicinity, in 457, after the battle with Vortimer, near Aylesford, in which he was slain." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Sidgwick family
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Sidgwick Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sidgwick has been recorded under many different variations, including Sedgewick, Sedgewicke, Sedgwicke, Sedwick and many more.
Early Notables of the Sidgwick family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: William Sedgwick (ca.1610-1669), an English clergyman of Puritan views and mystical tendencies born in Bedfordshire
, known as the “apostle of the Isle of Ely” and “Doomsday Sedgwick"; Obadiah Sedgwick (c.1600-1658), an English clergyman of Presbyterian views, a member of the Westminster Assembly; Thomas... Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sidgwick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sidgwick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sidgwick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Sidgwick, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774