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People Connected to Sussex

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People Connected to Sussex

Historic County of England

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How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Sussex to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Sussex Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Sussex can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Sussex can also be linked to the following projects.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Sussex which covers the History of Sussex and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Sussex - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Sussex who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Sussex families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.

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Heads of Sussex Families on Geni

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.



  • Baldock
  • John Baldock (1695-1747) Wadhurst, son of William Baldock and Ann Bowyer. Snippet not linked























Emigrants from Sussex

Please add the names of people from Sussex who settled in the "New World"


South America

United States


New Zealand

South Africa

See 1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Sussex Names

  • AKEHURST. [Ang Sax - an oak, and hurst, a wood.]
  • ASHBURNHAM. [Ang Sax - an ash; burne, a stream, and ham, a dwelling.]
  • ASHDOWN. Æsc, an ash, and dun, a hill.
  • ASHENDEN. Æsc, an ash, and denu, a valley.
  • BALKHAM. Balca, a ridge, and ham, a dwelling.
  • BARTON. Barton, a farm-yard. [Ang Sax - bere-tun, an enclosure.]
  • BECK. Beck, a brook. [Ang Sax - becc.]
  • BENTLEY. Bent, a tuft of grass, and ley (Ang Sax – leag), a pasture.
  • BICKLEY. Beck, a brook, and ley, a pasture.
  • BINSTEAD. Bin and steddle, a stand.
  • BOURNE. A stream. [Ang Sax - burne.]
  • BOSTEL. A hill path.
  • BRACKFIELD. Brake, a fern, and field.
  • BROAD. A common.
  • BROOKSHA W. Brook, a water-meadow, and shaw, a wood.
  • BURTENSHAW. Barton (bere-tun), a homestead, and shaw, a wood.
  • BUTTERWICK. Butter, and wick, marshland.
  • BYTHAM. {By the ham.} Ham, a dwelling.
  • CALLOW. [Calo, Ang Sax - bald.] Smooth.
  • COCKINGE. Ing. (Ang Sax) - a son.
  • COMBER. Coombe, or Combe (Ang Sax) – A valley in the downs.
  • COMPER. Comp (Ang Sax) - a valley.
  • COPLEY. Cop, a ridge, and ley, a meadow.
  • CROCKER. Crock (crocca, Ang. Sax.}, an earthen vessel.
  • CROFT. Croft (Ang Sax.), a piece of pasture land near a house.
  • CROWHURST. Crow, and hurst, a wood.
  • ETHERIDGE. Ether {Ang Sax. ether), a pliant rod, and hedge.
  • FELDWICK. Feld, or field, and wick, a town.
  • FELSTEAD. Feld, or field, and stead, a place.
  • GILHAM. Gill, a rivulet, and ham, a dwelling.
  • GRIST. Grist, a grinding; a week's allowance of flour for a family.
  • HASLEHURST. Hasel, and hurst, a wood.
  • HATCH. A gate. In North of England, a heck.
  • HAYLEY. Hay, and ley, a meadow.
  • HAYWARD. A hedge-warden; an officer of the lord of the manor.
  • HEADLAND. A part of a field.
  • HEATHCOTE. Heath, and cote, or cot, a cottage.
  • HENTY. Hen, and tye, a common.
  • HIDE. [Hyd, Ang Sax.] As much land as could be tilled with one plough.
  • HOCKHAM. [H%C3%B3h, Ang Sax, a heel, and ham, a meadow.]
  • HOCKLEY. [H%C3%B3h, and leag, Ang Sax.] Both these words mean a field of a certain s
  • HOLT. [Holt, Ang Sax., a grove.] A small plantation.
  • HOLTHOUSE. Holt and house.
  • HOOKER. see Hockham
  • HOOKHAM. see Hockham
  • HUCKWELL. Huck, to knock, or to spread anything about.
  • HURST. A wood.
  • INGS. [Ing, Ang Sax.] A common pasture.
  • KELK. Kilk, or charlock.
  • KITTLE. Kiddle, delicate; ticklish.
  • LADE. Part of a wagon.
  • LANGLEY. Long and ley, a meadow.
  • LANGRIDGE. Long and ridge.
  • LANGSHAW. Long and shaw, a wood.
  • LANGTON. Long and ton, an enclosed place.
  • LEE. A meadow
  • LEIGH A meadow.
  • LINGHAM. Ling, a /heath, and ham, an enclosure.
  • LONGBOTTOM. Long, and bottom, a valley in the downs {the long valley}.
  • LONGHURST. The long wood.
  • LONGLEY. The long meadow.
  • MEERES. Mere, a marsh.
  • NAPPER. Napery, linen.
  • PEART. Lively.
  • PECK. An agricultural implement.
  • FELLING. Pell, a pool, and ing, a pasture.
  • RAVENSCROFT. Raven, and croft, a field.
  • REEVE. An officer of the manor.
  • SHAW. A wood.
  • STEAD. An enclosed place.
  • SOUTHERDEN. The south valley.
  • WENHAM. Wen, or wain, a wagon, and ham, an enclosure. The wagon-house.
  • WENMAN. The wagon-man.
  • WHEATCROFT. The wheat field.
  • WOODWARD. An officer of the manor; a wood-warden.
  • WYNDHAM. Wynd, a path up a hill, and ham.

Taken from - "A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect" by Rev W.D.Parish - Vicar of Selmeston, Sussex

Further Reading, References and Sources.

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