Sidwell

Sidwell
Recorded in the spellings of Sedwell, Sidwell, Sydwell, and Sitwell, this is an English locational surname. It originates from either a "lost" medieval village originally called "Sid-waella" or possibly "Sid-halh", and meaning " the spring by the Sid (river)" or " the house by the Sid". These translations would suggest that the village if it existed did so in the Devon region of the West Country. It is however equally possible that the name is perhaps as a transposed form of a place name such as Sidlow in Surrey or Siddall in Lancashire. Some five thousand British and Irish surnames originate from now "lost" villages, of which the only reminder in the late 20th century is usually the surname, often in some unusual variations. This surname is well recorded in London, suggesting that it was a victim of the infamous "clearances" of the 16th and 17th centuries, when tenants were deliberately turned off their lands to facilitate sheep farming. These people then often headed for London, as they were unwelcome elsewhere. The early church recordings include Elizabeth Sidwell who married David Napp, seemingly by civil license in London, on January 6th 1680, and George Sitwell, who married Elizabeth Hawtrey at Ruislip, Middlesex, on December 14th 1688. The first known recording is believed to be Elizabeth Sydwell, christened at St Giles church, Cripplegate, London, on September 6th 1573. This was during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st, 1558 - 1603.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sidwell — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Oswald William Thomas Sidwell (* 1920), australischer Tennisspieler Steve Sidwell (* 1982), englischer Fußballspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort b …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sidwell — Infobox Saint name= Saint Sidwell birth date= death date=6th century? feast day= variously given as 31 July, 1 August and 2 August. venerated in= Roman Catholic Church imagesize= 250px caption= birth place= death place= titles= beatified date=… …   Wikipedia

  • Sidwell (disambiguation) — Sidwell may refer to:*Sidwell, British saint *Steve Sidwell, Football player *Sidwell Friends School *St Sidwells, a church and area of Exeter …   Wikipedia

  • Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast — (Mount Vernon,США) Категория отеля: 5 звездочный отель Адрес: 1812 Richview Road, Mount Ve …   Каталог отелей

  • Sidwell Friends School — Infobox School | name = Sidwell Friends School motto= Eluceat Omnibus Lux established=1883 type=Private school head of school=Bruce B. Stewart faculty = 250 enrollment = 1,091 free label = Publications free text = Horizon The Oat Quarterly… …   Wikipedia

  • Steve Sidwell — Infobox Football biography playername = Steve Sidwell fullname = Steven James Sidwell dateofbirth = birth date and age|1982|12|14|df=yes cityofbirth = Wandsworth countryofbirth = England height = height|ft=5|in=10 position = Central midfielder… …   Wikipedia

  • Aaron Sidwell — Infobox actor name = Aaron Sidwell caption = birthname = Aaron Michael Sidwell birthdate = birth date and age|1988|09|12|df=yes birthplace = Maidstone, Kent, England deathdate = deathplace = restingplace = restingplacecoordinates = othername =… …   Wikipedia

  • Steve Sidwell —  Spielerinformationen Voller Name Steven James Sidwell Geburtstag 14. Dezember 1982 Ge …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Steve Sidwell (musician) — Infobox Musical artist Img size = 150 | Name = Steve Sidwell Landscape = Background = non vocal instrumentalist Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = Instrument = Trumpet Genre = Classical Occupation = Composer, Musician Years active =… …   Wikipedia

  • Steve Sidwell — Situati …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”