The founding heritage of the Saddle family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Saddle comes from when one of the family worked as a person who made saddles. Saddle is an occupational
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Saddle comes from the Old English and Old German word sadel,
which was an occupational name for a maker of saddles.
Early Origins of the Saddle family
The surname Saddle was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from early times at Everley. " This place, at the time of the heptarchy, was the residence of Ina, King of the West Saxons; it subsequently belonged for many generations to the Plantagenets, dukes of Lancaster. The manor was granted by Edward VI., in the first year of his reign, to Edward, Duke of Somerset
, Protector, after whose attainder, reverting to the crown, it was given by Queen Elizabeth to Sir Ralph Sadlier, Knt., the royal falconer, whose son and successor had the honour of entertaining James I. at the manor-house, on the 31st of August, 1603." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Saddle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saddle research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1507, 1587, 1620, 1672, 1615, 1674, 1649, 1660, 1656, 1719, 1775 and 1851 are included under the topic Early Saddle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Saddle Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Saddle has been spelled many different ways, including Sadler, Sadlar, Sadleigh, Sadlier, Sadleir and many more.
Early Notables of the Saddle family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: The Right Honourable Sir Ralph Sadler, PC
, Knight banneret, (1507-1587), who served as a Secretary of State for King Henry VIII; Sir Edwyn Sadlier, 1st Baronet (c.
1620-1672)... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saddle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Saddle family to Ireland
Some of the Saddle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Saddle family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Saddles to arrive in North America: George Sadler settled in Virginia in 1652 along with Elizabeth, Dorothy, and John; Anthony Sadler settled in New England
in 1638; Edmund Sadler settled in Virginia in 1640.
The Saddle 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: Servire Deo sapere
Motto Translation: To serve God is to be wise