The name Sadley is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who made saddles. Sadley 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 Sadley comes from the Old English and Old German word sadel,
which was an occupational name for a maker of saddles.
Early Origins of the Sadley family
The surname Sadley 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 Sadley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sadley 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 Sadley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sadley Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Sadley are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Sadley include Sadler, Sadlar, Sadleigh, Sadlier, Sadleir and many more.
Early Notables of the Sadley 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 Sadley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sadley family to Ireland
Some of the Sadley 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 Sadley family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Sadley or a variant listed above: 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 Sadley 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