Last name: Seville

This interesting name is of Norman, French, origin, introduced into England sometime during the 12th Century when there was a great deal of trade between the two countries, and consequent immigration by both country's nationals. The Surname is locational, and derives from the place called "Sainville" in Eure-et-Loire, so called from the Old French "Saisne", Saxon, as in the German tribe and Ville, settlement. The Savilles have held lands in Yorkshire since the time of King Henry 111 (1216 - 1272), and Lord Saville was a strong supporter of the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War (1642-1651). The name development includes Stephende Savile (1277, Yorkshire), Rosemunda Savell (1549, ibid.), Ann Sivill (1671, London), and John Sivell (1723, ibid.). Other variants of the modern surname include Saville, Savill, Savil, Saveall, Seville and Saywell. John Payne and Fridiswith Saville were married in London in 1611. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John de Sayvill, which was dated 1246, in the Yorkshire Fines Court Records, during the reign of King Henry 111, known as the Frenchman, 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Sean Sevilla
My name is Sean Sevilla... Im a Filipino..

Patrick Seville
Patrick Seville southern cali

my last name is Sevilla, and I'm Filipino. I still want to know how this European last name made it all the way to Asia.

marvin sevilla
my last name is sevilla but i still wonder what it means ?

Tom Seville
Cardiff, Wales :)

I'd like to know how many Seville's there are around the world. I would like all Seville to send me an e-mail stating were you live please

david seville
stevenage herts uk

Susie Seville
New South Wales, Australia :)

Why do yu want all sevilles to email yu?

Paul Seville
Manchester, United Kingdom

Rochiel Seville
Im from Philippines..

Nancy Sevilla
My name is Nancy Sevilla and I am from Southern California. My father, however, whom I Inherited my last name from, is from Mexico and so was his father before him. My grandfather tells me that his grandfather was Spanish.

Matthew Slaughter

My surname isn't Seville but my Great Grandmother's maiden name was Seville and she was from Rochdale in Lancashire, UK

Katherine Seavill
I heard that there was a Bernard Seyvill on the Agincourt roll of honour and my husband's Seavill family were shipping pilots on the River Avon from the 1600s to the 1890s.