King Sweyne

Early Sainsbury History

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 This long-established name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from the place called Saintbury near Broadway in Gloucestershire. Saintbury is a small hamlet that is named after King Sweyne from Denmark, one of the early conquerors of the coastal areas of England, when the Vikings used to rob, pillage and plunder the English coasts. King Sweyne lived in the area in a fort.


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