× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


The name Sydgwock is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the township of Sedgewick in the parish of Heversham in Westmorland.

Early Origins of the Sydgwock family


The surname Sydgwock was first found in Sussex where the family held an ancient castle and manor near Horsham. [1]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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Close

Early History of the Sydgwock family

Expand

Early History of the Sydgwock family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sydgwock research.
Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1669, 1600, 1658, 1573, 1611 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Sydgwock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Sydgwock Spelling Variations

Expand

Sydgwock Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Sydgwock were recorded, including Sedgewick, Sedgewicke, Sedgwicke, Sedwick and many more.

Close

Early Notables of the Sydgwock family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the Sydgwock 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 Sydgwock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Sydgwock family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the Sydgwock family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Sydgwock family emigrate to North America: Major General Robert Sedgwick (c. 1611-1656), who settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1635; Joe and Mary Sedgwick who settled in Virginia in 1679.

Close

Sydgwock Family Crest Products

Expand

Sydgwock Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also



Close

Citations

Expand

Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest