Saddler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The saga of the name Saddler follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a person who made saddles. Saddler 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 Saddler comes from the Old English and Old German word sadel, which was an occupational name for a maker of saddles.

Early Origins of the Saddler family

The surname Saddler 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." [1]

Early History of the Saddler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saddler research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1507, 1587, 1620, 1672, 1615, 1674, 1649, 1660, 1656, 1719, 1565, 1615, 1674, 1604, 1681, 1621, 1630, 1680, 1775 and 1851 are included under the topic Early Saddler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Saddler Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Saddler were recorded, including Sadler, Sadlar, Sadleigh, Sadlier, Sadleir and many more.

Early Notables of the Saddler 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); John Sadler of Warmwell (1615-1674), an English lawyer, academic, Member of Parliament, Town Clerk of London (1649 to 1660); and Sir Edwin Sadlier, 2nd Baronet (c. 1656-1719) of Temple Dinsey in the County of Hertford. John Sadler (died 1565)...
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Saddler Ranking

In the United States, the name Saddler is the 4,989th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Saddler family to Ireland

Some of the Saddler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Saddler migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Saddler family emigrate to North America:

Saddler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Saddler, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [3]
  • John Saddler, who arrived in Virginia in 1715 [3]
  • James Saddler, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Jacob Saddler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [3]

Australia Saddler migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Saddler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Caroline Saddler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 [4]
  • James A Saddler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 [4]
  • Alexander Saddler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849 [5]
  • William Saddler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849 [5]
  • Edmond Saddler, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide" [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Saddler (post 1700) +

  • Roderick "Ron" Saddler (1965-2018), American professional American football defensive lineman who played from 1987 to 1991
  • Joseph "Sandy" Saddler (1926-2001), American professional boxer, two-time featherweight world champion
  • Donald Edward Saddler (1918-2014), American choreographer, dancer, and theatre director from Van Nuys, California
  • Dan Saddler (b. 1961), American politician, born in Elyria, Ohio, Member of the Alaska House of Representatives (2013-)
  • W. R. Saddler, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1876 [7]
  • W. H. Saddler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1928 [7]
  • Jerry L. Saddler, American Democratic Party politician, Supervisor of Royal Oak Township, Michigan, 2001-04; Defeated in primary, 2004 [7]
  • John Saddler (1813-1892), English line engraver, a pupil of George Cooke (1781–1834), Treasurer of the Artists' Amicable Fund
  • Hugh Saddler, Australian author of books on Australian energy policy, Energy in Australia and over 50 scientific papers, founder of Energy Strategies in 1982
  • Edward Saddler (d. 1874), Australian cricketer who played three first-class matches for New South Wales between 1855 and 1862
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. R Saddler, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [8]

The Saddler 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

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The JOHN MITCHELL 1849. Retrieved from
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ADELAIDE 1852. Retrieved
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from
  8. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook