Sacher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sacher family

The surname Sacher was first found in London where Riley's Memorials of London listed Adam le Sakkere as the first of the family. The surname is derived from an occupation as in 'the sacker,' a maker of sacks from the Middle English sak. [1]

Early History of the Sacher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sacher research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1576, 1630, 1661, 1693, 1768, 1681, 1667 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Sacher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sacher Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Sacher include Sacker, Saker, Sakker and others.

Early Notables of the Sacher family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Secker (1693-1768), an English divine, Archbishop of Canterbury, born at Sibthorpe, a village in Nottinghamshire. William Secker (died 1681) was another English divine who preached at...
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United States Sacher migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Sacher were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Sacher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gottl Sacher, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Gottlieb Sacher, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Sebastian Sacher, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [2]
  • Jacob Sacher, who arrived in Mississippi in 1859 [2]
  • Ed Sacher, aged 32, who landed in New York in 1862 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ 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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