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About the study
History of the name
The name Sackville was the family name of the Earls of Dorset, and it is linked to Knole in Kent, and Withyham and Buckhurst in Sussex. The author Vita Sackville-West is associated with this family.
The Sackfield family appear to have originated in the Llanasa area of Flintshire, North Wales in the 17th & 18th centuries. The family moved into South Lancashire towards the end of the 18th century, with a substantial number of members moving to the USA in the 1850s and later.
There are a limited number of other Sackville families including one, mainly centred in Canada, who appear to have emigrated to Canada in the 1830s from South West Scotland, and one with British Indian connections.