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The James A. Sergent Family Home Page

Updated April 11, 2006


James Alfred Sergent
3245 Escondido Drive
Orlando, FL 32827
United States
Holocene@aol.com

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Searching for any Sergent, Sargent, Axtell, Schuler, Bailey, Wacker (changed to Walker), or Fuhrmann who lived in Montana, Iowa, North Dakota, Minnisota. Particularly searching for any contacts with persons knowledable of family history of Benjamin Harrison Sergent who was in Montana from the 1920's to the 1940's. He was born in Grant City,Harrison County, Iowa on March 3, 1889 to George W. Sergent. Also any information on Leonard A. Sergent (also spelled Sargent) who was born in Vermont in 1825 and moved to DeKalb county, Illinois in 1852 or Henry B. Sargent of Rutland County, Vermont would be of great help.
The family name Sergent(Sargent or Sariant) emerged as an influential name in the county of Buckingham where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated with a manor at Dynton and estates in that shire. By the 13th century they had branched out into the county of Staffordshire at Cotes, and also in Buckingham to Waldridge, to Halstead Place in Kent, and to Gloucester.
Many different spellings of the name are encountered and although the surname Sergent occured in many documents, manuscripts, and documents, from time to time the name was officially spelled Sargent, Sargant, Sariant, Sargaunt, Sarguent, Sarjeant, Sargeant, Sergeant, Serjant, and these variations in spelling frequently occured between father and son. Scribes and church officials often travelling great distances frequently spelled the name as they heard it. As a result the same person could find different spellings of the name recorded on birth, baptisimal, marriage, and death certificates.
The name Bailey is also spelled Bailley and originally Baillie. A bailey is the grassy are inside a castle keep where court was often held by the local authorities. The man in charge of keeping the bailey was known as the bailiff. Baillie has three tartans associated with the name.

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