Monday, November 08, 2004

Different spellings of the name Seagraves

There are some 40 odd spellings of our name; some the name just got mis-spelled, usually because of the great many of the early Americans who were illiterate, and couldn't even spell their own name, and would leave a mark! Ususally an X, after someone else wrote their name as it sounded!
Here are some examples as follows:
Segrave
Seagraves
Seagrave
Seagrove
Seagroves
Hargraves
Seagram
C-grave
C-graves
(I'm assuming these last two are typo-os)
Grave
Graves
Which begs a question?
If Graves is actually Seagraves,
did my Grandmother who is a Graves
marry her cousin who was a Seagraves?
But since there are Graves
that are separate from the Seagraves,
maybe not! Anyway I hope not!
(Well anyway! You get the idea!)
There is also what I got called in school!:
Seahorse
Seagram
Seaweed
and
My lest favorite
Sea-snott!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My great grandfather Peter Segrave, spelled Segriff entering NY,... came from Ireland in the 1850's..He went on to enter the Fighting Irish Brigade of NY in the Civil War. His brother Lawrence was in the Fighting 69yh.

Passed down through the family and confirmed through Joyce House and the College of Arms, he and his ancestors were the de Segraves (Saugrabh in Irish)of old Cabra, (now Dublin)His ancestor was Chief Baron to the Exchequer of Ireland. Also Stephen de Segrave, Archbishop of Armargh The family ancestry was traced by the above Houses back to John de Segrave c . 1256—1325, whom you mention. In the persecution of Catholics in Ireland they lost everything.

you can contact me at edwards976@aol.com

edward seagriff

Anonymous said...

one last thing, Peter was able to read and write. We have his signatures on his documents.

the family line is full of Johns, Edwards, Stephen,

ed seagriff

Janice said...

Hi Ed,

That's great, thank you for sharing that infromation.

Janice~