Sender History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Norman surname Sender is derived from the name Saunder, which is a pet form of the personal name Alexander. This name was originally derived from the Greek personal name Alexandros which literally means defender of men.

Early Origins of the Sender family

The surname Sender was first found in County Wicklow (Irish: Cill Mhantáin), known as the “last county,” created only in 1606, located on the East coast of Ireland, today part of the Greater Dublin Area, where they were granted lands by Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, for their assistance in the invasion of Ireland in 1172.

Early History of the Sender family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sender research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1555, 1530, 1581, 1683, 1620, 1695, 1648 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Sender History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sender Spelling Variations

Since church officials and medieval scribes spelt each name as it sounded to them; as a result, a single person could accumulate many different versions of his name within official records. A close examination of the origins of the name Sender revealed the following spelling variations: Saunders, Sanders, Sawnders, Sainders, Saynders, Saunderrs, Sannders, Sanderrs, Saunder and many more.

Early Notables of the Sender family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family up to this time was Laurence Saunders, a preacher of Northamptonshire, burned at the stake on February 8, 1555 for his Protestant views. Nicholas Sanders or Sander (ca. 1530-1581), was an English controversialist and historian, one of the twelve children of William Sanders of Aston, one time High Sheriff...
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United States Sender migration to the United States +

Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Sender:

Sender Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Sender, who landed in North America in 1848 [1]
  • Lion Sender, who landed in North America in 1848 [1]
  • Israel Sender, who landed in North America in 1849 [1]
  • Simon Sender, who landed in North America in 1852 [1]
  • Karoline Sender, who arrived in North America in 1853 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Sender Motto +

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: Nil Conscire Sibi
Motto Translation: Conscious of no Wrong.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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