Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the township of Sedgewick in the parish of Heversham in Westmorland.
Early Origins of the Sydgwech family
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 Sydgwech family
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Sydgwech Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sydgwech family name include Sedgewick, Sedgewicke, Sedgwicke, Sedwick and many more.
Early Notables of the Sydgwech family (pre 1700)
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...
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Migration of the Sydgwech family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Sydgwech surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Major General Robert Sedgwick (c. 1611-1656), who settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1635; Joe and Mary Sedgwick who settled in Virginia in 1679.
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