The Anglo-Norman surname Sacksnder 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 Sacksnder family
The surname Sacksnder 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
Early History of the Sacksnder family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sacksnder research.Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1555, 1683, 1620 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Sacksnder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sacksnder Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials spelt names simply the way they sounded, which explains the various name spelling variations
of the name Sacksnder that were encountered when researching that surname. The many spelling variations included: Saunders, Sanders, Sawnders, Sainders, Saynders, Saunderrs, Sannders, Sanderrs, Saunder and many more.
Early Notables of the Sacksnder 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; Sir Edmund Saunders (died 1683), an... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sacksnder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sacksnder family to the New World and Oceana
A great number of Irish families
left their homeland in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century, migrating to such far away lands as Australia
and North America. The early settlers left after much planning and deliberation. They were generally well off but they desired a tract of land that they could farm solely for themselves. The great mass of immigrants to arrive on North American shores in the 1840s differed greatly from their predecessors because many of them were utterly destitute, selling all they had to gain a passage on a ship or having their way paid by a philanthropic society. These Irish people were trying to escape the aftermath of the Great Potato Famine: poverty, starvation, disease, and, for many, ultimately death. Those that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Irish settlers bearing the name Sacksnder: Alexander Sanders who settled in Virginia in 1623; along with David, George, Henry, Richard; William Sanders settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants.
The Sacksnder 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.