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Early Origins of the Sitwell family


The surname Sitwell was first found in Northumberland where this royal family claim direct descent from Seawald, and through him, from Ida, the Saxon King of Northumberland in the eighth century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Sitwells of the north have been seated at Barmoor Castle in Northumberland since 1791 when it was acquired by inheritance by Francis Hurt Sitwell. Some people believe that Sidwell, Latin (Sativola) was a virgin saint from the English county of Devon and was possibly of Brythonic or Anglo-Saxon origin. Sidwell was an ancient personal name and a church at Exeter is dedicated to St. Sidwell. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Sitwell family


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Sitwell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sittwell, Sitwell, Sithwell, Sidwell, Sidewell and others.

Early Notables of the Sitwell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Sitwell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Sidwell settled in Maryland in 1720.

Contemporary Notables of the name Sitwell (post 1700)


  • Nigel Degge Wilmot Sitwell (1935-2017), English conservationist, writer, editor and businessman, editor and publisher of the WWF magazine series Wildlife for 17 years
  • Sir George Reresby Sacheverell Sitwell (b. 1967), 8th Baronet of Renishaw, an English peer
  • Sir Sitwell Reresby Sitwell (1820-1862), 3rd Baronet of Renishaw, an English peer
  • Sir George Sitwell (1797-1853), 2nd Baronet of Renishaw, an English peer
  • Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell (1892-1969), 5th Baronet of Renishaw, an English writer, one of the literary Sitwells
  • Sir Sacheverell Sitwell CH (1897-1988), 6th Baronet of Renishaw, an English writer, best known as an art critic and writer on architecture, the youngest of the literary Sitwells
  • Sir George Reresby Sitwell (1860-1943), 4th Baronet of Renishaw, British antiquarian writer and Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Scarborough (1885-1886), and (1892-1895)
  • Sir Sitwell Sitwell (1769-1811), 1st Baronet of Renishaw, a British politician and landowner, Member of Parliament for West Looe (1796-1801), Member of Parliament for West Looe (1801-1802)
  • Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (1887-1964), British poet and critic, the eldest of the three literary Sitwells
  • Rev. Francis Gerard Sitwell OSB, MA, Parish Priest of St. Benedicts, Ampleforth

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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