The name Sadleir is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a person who made saddles. Sadleir 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 Sadleir comes from the Old English and Old German word sadel,
which was an occupational name for a maker of saddles.
Early Origins of the Sadleir family
The surname Sadleir 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 Sadleir family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sadleir research.Another 90 words (6 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 Sadleir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sadleir Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sadleir family name include Sadler, Sadlar, Sadleigh, Sadlier, Sadleir and many more.
Early Notables of the Sadleir 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 Sadleir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sadleir family to Ireland
Some of the Sadleir family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 50 words (4 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 Sadleir family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Sadleir or a variant listed above:
Sadleir Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Sadleir, who arrived in Virginia in 1716 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Sadleir (post 1700)
- Ralph Sadleir (1507-1587), English statesman
- Lionel Sadleir (1876-1932), British army officer
- John Sadleir (1813-1856), Irish financier and politician
- James Sadleir (1815-1881), Irish financier and politician
- Thomas Sadleir (1882-1957), Irish genealogist and herald
- Michael Sadleir (1888-1957), British author and bibliophile
- Lynette Sadleir (b. 1963), Canadian born New Zealand Olympic swimmer
The Sadleir 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