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Single Surname Study (all variant spellings)

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Re: Seagrave

Posted: 1040334520000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1040335054000
Surnames: Seagrave/Seagraves/Segraves
I know this is old, but I just came across it and noticed that you did not get a reply. I have researched the family name for years and have found many interesting variations on the spelling (since only in recent decades have most people been particularly concerned about it). Your Irish Sagriff is a new one on me, however.
It reminds me of the branch of the family that settled in eastern Kentucky from the North Carolina branch. One group of them during the 19th Century started spelling the name Sagraves and their descendants still do.
Since there is a large Irish contingent of the Seagrave family, mostly descended from Englishmen who migrated there in the 12th and 13th Centuries, it is very possible that your Sagriff is a misunderstanding of the name. Generally in earlier times only the small portion of the population that was literate (priests, clerks, scribes, etc.) wrote down names as he thought they should be spelled, causing no end of trouble for modern researchers.
For a detailed discussion of the original English baronial family that had many Irish connections, see the book "The Seagrave Family 1066-1935" by Charles W. Seagrave, London, 1936. It is only available in major libraries now, including the Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City.
Good luck.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jerry W. Segroves 919339200000 
Phil Segrave 920808000000 
P Murphy 942062400000 
seagravesjf 1040334520000 
SLDMJ 1177139972000 
irish1966 1218545184000 
Locus67Chilto... 1238184861000 
Julie 969019200000 
paul seegraves 976881600000 
seagravesjf 1040331731000 
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