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Where did the English Sailer family come from? What is the English Sailer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sailer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sailer family history?The surname Sailer is derived from the Old Norman French word "sailleor," which denotes a "leaper" or "dancer." Thus the name was most likely originally born by someone whose occupation was that of a dancer or entertainer.
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Saylor, Sayler, Saylur, Sailor, Sailer and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sailer research. Another 222 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1275, 1327, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Sailer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sailer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Sailer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sailer or a variant listed above:
Sailer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Sailer Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Sailer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sailer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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