Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Soamerfeart comes from when the family lived in the small English town of Somerford found in the county of Wiltshire.
Early Origins of the Soamerfeart family
Wiltshire where there is a Great Somerford and Little Somerford. Both date back to 937 when they were listed simply as Sumerford. By the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, the village was listed as Sumreford. The placename literally means "ford usable in the summer," from the Old English sumor + ford. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) Somerford Keynes is located in Gloucestershire and that locale dates back further to 685 when it was listed as Sumerford.
Early History of the Soamerfeart family
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Soamerfeart Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Soamerfeart has appeared include Somerford, Somerfield and others.
Early Notables of the Soamerfeart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Soamerfeart family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Soamerfeart arrived in North America very early: Geoffrey Somerford who settled in Virginia in 1654.
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