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Sedgwick Family History

Sedgwick Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Sedgwick in Cumbria, so named from the Middle English personal name Sigg(e) (from Old Norse Siggi or Old English Sicg, short forms of the various compound names with the first element ‘victory’) + Old English wic ‘outlying settlement’, ‘dairy farm’; or from Sedgewick in Sussex, named with Old English secg ‘sedge’ + wic.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Sedgwick Families

  • Number of Sedgwick families
     27 - 52
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sedgwick families
     423 - 844
     142 - 422
     1 - 141
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sedgwick families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sedgwick Family Origin

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Sedgwick Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sedgwick

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Sedgwick Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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