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  Family Ancestry History Saxons
The Anglo-Saxons were speakers of Germanic languages, and they are comprised of the Frisians, Jutes, Saxons, and Angles.
The term "Anglo" is derived from the word "Angles," which were a group of people who lived in the northern region of the country.
The term "Saxon" is used to describe those who came from the region of Old Saxony.
www.family-ancestry.co.uk /history/saxons   (403 words)

  Saxons - LoveToKnow 1911
During the same period the Saxons appear to have conquered a considerable portion of north-west Germany.
It is doubtful how far the Saxons who invaded Britain were really distinct from the Angli, for all their affinities both in language and custom are with the latter and not with the Saxons (Old Saxons) of the continent.
The most important were those at the mouth of the Loire founded in the time of Childeric, Clovis's father, and at Bayeux, in a district which remained in their possession until towards the close of the 6th century.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Saxons   (645 words)

 Anglo-Saxons - Encyclopedia.com
Their settlements in the eastern, central, and northern portions of the country were the foundations for the later kingdoms known as East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria.
The Saxons, a Germanic tribe who had been continental neighbors of the Angles, also settled in England in the late 5th cent.
The term "Anglo-Saxons" was first used in Continental Latin sources to distinguish the Saxons in England from those on the Continent, but it soon came to mean simply the "English." The more specific use of the term to denote the non-Celtic settlers of England prior to the Norman Conquest dates from the 16th cent.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-AnglSxs.html   (403 words)

Saxons had established settlements along the north shore of Gaul, especially at the mouth of the Loire, and eventually these Saxons came under Frankish domination.
After the migration to Britain, the Saxons on the Continent came to be identified by historians as the Old Saxons.
The Old Saxons waged intermittent war with the Franks until the end of the 8th cent., when they were conquered by Charlemagne and absorbed into his empire.
www.orbilat.com /Encyclopaedia/S/Saxons.html   (321 words)

 Maeldune - Saxons and Vikings
Saxons were hired as mercenaries originally to fight the enemies from the north, the Picts and the Scots.
Although the Saxons were incapable, at first, of sustaining urban life, the conclusion to be drawn from the evidence so far, suggests that the Roman towns of Essex, notably Colchester, continued to enjoy a degree of prosperity co-existing with Saxon settlement some years into the 5th century.
He became overlord of Surrey and seized West Saxon territory on both sides of the Upper Thames although with the emergence of the strong West Saxon kings, Ceadwalla and Ine, the land south of the Thames was soon lost.
www.maldonsx.freeserve.co.uk /Maeldune/maldon_saxons_and_vikings.htm   (7267 words)

 channel4.com - Time Team - Who were the Anglo-Saxons? - text only
As well as the Angles (who came from the southern part of the Danish peninsula and eventually gave their name to England) and the Saxons (who came from the north German plain to the west), there were also Jutes (from Jutland) and unknown numbers from other Germanic –; and Scandinavian –; tribes as well.
The Romans used the term 'Saxon' to refer to all of the various tribes who inhabited the north German plain between the Elbe and the Weser and the south of what is now Denmark.
From the Jutes came the people of Kent and the people of the Isle of Wight, that is the race which now dwells in the Isle of Wight, and the race among the West Saxons which is still called the race of the Jutes.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/T/timeteam/snapshot_whosaxons_t.html   (930 words)

 Saxons - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Saxons, Germanic people who first appear in history after the beginning of the Christian era.
The earliest mention of the Saxons is by the...
This account of Charlemagne's war against the Saxons, written by Einhard (770-840), the emperor's biographer, is a good example of Charlemagne's...
encarta.msn.com /Saxons.html   (155 words)

The earliest mention of the Saxons is by the Egyptian mathematician and geographer Ptolemy in the 2d century ad, at which time they appear to have dwelt in the south Jutland Peninsula in the north of what is now Germany.
In the second half of the 4th century, the Saxons invaded Roman domains, and by the close of the 6th century all northwest Germany as far east as the Elbe River had become Saxon territory.
In the course of the 9th century, a great Saxon duchy came into existence under Frankish sovereignty, and its rulers established a dynasty of German kings in the 10th century.
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 Saxons Part 2
The indigenous population were no match for the Saxons and were pushed further and further to the west of England, finally halting in the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
The Saxons lived in thatched tent like huts called tuns which were usually built in forest clearings or next to rivers.
He was subject to the same Saxon law as everybody else and as such was more vulnerable to wergild and usurpers.
www.battle1066.com /saxons2.shtml   (1387 words)

 Anglo-Saxons.net : Timeline: 450
Saxon pirates may have been raiding the shores of Britain already by 365; in 367 there was a Roman military officer in charge of a series of fortresses along the south-eastern coast, and by the end of the century the coast itself was called the Saxon Shore.
Gildas pictures the Saxon conquest as divine vengeance for earlier sins of the Britons, and is manifestly uninterested in names or dates or historical precision.
While there are details here, they cannot be accepted as reliable: since the Saxons would have been illiterate from the invasions in the 5th century until their conversion in the 7th century, the dates and details are at best a matter of traditions and later guesswork.
www.anglo-saxons.net /hwaet/?do=seek&query=450   (3601 words)

 The Saxons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Saxons were a large and powerful Germanic people located in what is now northwestern Germany and the eastern Netherlands (but not in the area that is known as Saxony today).
A majority of the Saxons remained in continental Europe, forming from the 8th century the Duchy of Saxony.
The label "Saxons" was generally applied to German settlers who migrated during the 13th century to south-eastern Transylvania in present-day Romania, where their descendants numbered a quarter of a million in the early decades of the 20th century.
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 The History of Transylvania and the Transylvanian Saxons
The Migration and Settlement of the Transylvanian Saxons
After the Transylvanian Saxons were assigned to protect the southern and northeast border and the Szeklers the east borders, a qualified group who was equally capable to defend, expand and conduct missionary work, was sought for the southeast section.
In addition "the Saxons are the third part of the land and use a free vote to elect the prince and all common activity".
www.sibiweb.de /geschi/7b-history.htm   (15846 words)

 The Saxons part 1
To counter the threat of the Saxons, coastal and estuary defences were erected, and possibly some of the old Roman ones repaired.
Saxons are people from north west Germany or Old Saxony as it is sometimes known.
The Saxons settled in the south and west of England.
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 Enter The Anglo-Saxons!
All in all, they were a mixed bunch of Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians and Franks and as the differences between them grew less, they became jointly known as the Anglo-Saxons.
Saxons being the people that they were soon grew unhappy with Vortigen's deal and after building up a large enough force they conquered Britain completely.
Their main goal in life was to see what they could own or could gain from war, a Saxon king had to prove that he could fight and win battles.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/kbh/94683   (490 words)

 Regia Anglorum - The Saxons
The evolution of Saxon and then Anglo-Saxon Britain and the demise of the British peoples is almost all due to a fairly unknown leader of only half of the Roman empire called 'Honorius'.
The Saxons from northern Germany and Angles from the border regions of Germany and Denmark, may have formed the majority of the migrants.
One line of thought is that the graves found in early Saxon cemeteries with no grave goods may in fact be the remains of Britons who lived along side 'Anglo-Saxons', and the lack of finds represents the differing burial customs of a people who had a Christian framework.
www.regia.org /Saxon1.htm   (2406 words)

 Etrusia - Saxons and Vikings in Britain - Home Page
At this time, Saxons, Angles, Jutes and Frisians all settled in Britain, after having themselves been displaced during a European-wide series of upheavals set in train by the Huns.
The original Saxons were pagans with their own typically Northern European belief system.
Some relics of Saxon belief have survived, in the names of weekdays, for example (Wednesday is called after Wotan).
saxons.etrusia.co.uk   (368 words)

 The Anglo-Saxons
The Saxons began to appear as sea-borne raiders in the Third Century, along with the Franks.
The Saxons, under their principal warlord, Aelle, were decisively defeated at the Battle of Mount Badon, probably somewhere in Somerset, near the end of the Fifth Century, and their expansion was halted for a good half-century.
The fourth kingdom, that of the East Angles, lay in the extreme east of Britain, centred on the modern counties of Norfolk and Suffolk - that is, the region still known as East Anglia.
www.fernweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /mf/anglosax.htm   (1364 words)

 Anglo-Saxons.net : Timeline: 450-550
The folkloric arrival in three ships, and the inclusion of people whose sole function seems to be to give their names to local settlements, suggest that these Chronicle entries should be treated as later fiction rather than recorded fact (see entry on c.450 to c.550).
There is no surviving royal genealogy for the South Saxons, and beyond a brief mention of a fight between Ceolwulf of Wessex and the South Saxons in 607 we know nothing of their fortune until their re-emergence into narrative history in the 660s (see entry on 661).
One problem with the story is that the name of the character Wihtgar seems to be based on a misunderstanding of the placename Wihtgaraburg (Wihtgaraburg, perhaps originally Wihtwaraburg, means "fortress of the inhabitants of Wight", not "Wihtgar's fortress": see entry on c.450 to c.550).
www.anglo-saxons.net /hwaet/?do=seek&query=450-550   (5303 words)

 THIS IS FINDON - The Saxons Are Coming
The pagan Saxon infantry landed at nearby Selsey, (within sight of Cissbury Ring if it was a clear day), and the fierce hordes stormed up the valleys, frightening the local native tribes and plundering all.
Abandoned by the Romans, local inhabitants defended their “kingdom” with boldness and met with some success for it is reputed that it took the Saxons a full eight years to cross the county from Chichester, (passing through the Findon countryside at some point), to Pevensey in the east.
The use of timber by the Saxons for practically all building purposes means that we now have no trace of the Saxon village or its church.
www.findonvillage.com /0497_the_saxons_are_coming.htm   (1194 words)

The most important of the Anglo Saxon tribes were the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes.
By the 6th century the Jutes had occupied Kent and Hampshire, the Saxons had established the kingdoms of Sussex, Wessex, Middlesex and Essex, and the Angles were in control of the northern and eastern areas of England.
Edward the Confessor, the eldest son of Ethelred the Unready, restored the Anglo Saxons to power in 1042, although some were unhappy with the number of Norman advisers that he brought to England.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /MEDanglosaxon.htm   (284 words)

 ROMANIA - Official Travel and Tourism Information - Saxon Herritage
Saxons came to Transylvania during the mid 1100s from the Rhine and Moselle Rivers regions.
The Saxons came from the Rhine and Moselle regions of Northern Europe--most from the German state of Saxony.
Over the centuries, the Saxons and their descendants not only farmed and protected the fertile lands between the forested Carpathian Mountains, but formed guilds and became wealthy traders.
www.romaniatourism.com /saxon.html   (2450 words)

 Transylvanian Saxons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
THE TRANSYLVANIAN SAXONS IN 1848 The Germans of Transylvania, commonly called the Saxons, settled in the 12th and 13th centuries between Orastie and Brasov in the southeast and in the northeast around Bistrita.
The Saxons were represented in the diet and in the gubernium of Transylvania, as well as in the Aulic office (Cancelarie aulica) from Vienna and in the Treasury of Sibiu.
News of the events from Vienna and Pest was received with hostility and anxiety by the authorities in Sibiu and with hope and expectation by refomers in Brasov and among the ordinary population.
www.ohiou.edu /~chastain/rz/transax.htm   (1630 words)

 Saxons, New Providence, Bahamas
For Green his wife and four children, they are a part of the Saxons and the Saxons are a part of them.
This is what being a Saxon is all about, achieving great prestige as a member of a team which would likely be out of reach for the individual.
Over-the-hill or not the leadership and ranks of the Saxons are bulging with professionals and intellectuals.
www.junkanoo.com /groups/saxons.html   (397 words)

  Anglo-Saxons information - Search.com
Germanic peoples, including the Angles, Saxons, Frisians and Jutes, migrated to southern Britain, beginning after the end of Roman rule, though it is not known whether they substantially replaced the existing population.
West Saxon writers regularly speak of their own nation as a part of the Angelcyn and of their language as Englisc, while the West Saxon royal family claimed to be of the same stock as that of Bernicia in the north.
The term Angli Saxones seems to have first come into use by Latin writers on the continent, nearly a century before Alfred's time, in the writings of Paul the Deacon, historian of the Lombards.
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