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Where did the English Sandiford family come from? What is the English Sandiford family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sandiford family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sandiford family history?

Sandiford is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sandiford family lived in Shropshire, although their name is derived from the Old English and translates directly as sandy ford. Such a name would have indicated that the original bearer lived near such a landmark.

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Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Sandiford include Sandford, Sandiford, Samford, Sanford and others.

First found in Shropshire where Thomas de Sandford, one of the "companions in arms" of William I was given lands, for his assistance.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandiford research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1533, 1605, 1653, 1653, 1639, 1701, 1680 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Sandiford History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 111 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sandiford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Sandiford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Sandifords to arrive on North American shores:

Sandiford Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Wm Sandiford, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • John Sandiford, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants

Sandiford Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • George Henry Sandiford, who landed in Alabama in 1921

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec temere nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly.

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  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Sandiford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sandiford 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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