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The surname Sailer is derived from the Old Norman French word "sailleor," which denotes a "leaper" or "dancer." Thus the name was most likely originally born by someone whose occupation was that of a dancer or entertainer.

Sailer Early Origins



The surname Sailer was first found in Yorkshire where Herbert le Sayllur was on record in "Early Yorkshire Charters" dating from 1191 to 1210. "The surname is very rare indeed. This is not a little singular, considering the commonness of the employment. In the Hundredorum Rolls we have it in the forms of Le Sailliur, Le Saylliur, and Le Saler." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Sailer Spelling Variations


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Sailer Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Saylor, Sayler, Saylur, Sailor, Sailer and others.

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Sailer Early History


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Sailer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sailer research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1275, 1327, 1327 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Sailer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sailer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sailer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sailer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sailer In Ireland


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Sailer In Ireland



Some of the Sailer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sailer or a variant listed above:

Sailer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Sailer, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1740
  • Abraham Sailer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Hans Sailer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • George Sailer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johan Wilhelm Sailer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sailer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jean Sailer, aged 17, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Barbara Sailer, aged 6, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Catherine Sailer, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Elisabeth Sailer, aged 14, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Ferdinand Sailer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sailer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sailer (post 1700)



  • Steven Ernest Sailer (b. 1958), American journalist and movie critic
  • R. J. Sailer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948
  • Ed Sailer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1952
  • Verena Sailer (b. 1985), German sprinter
  • Anton Engelbert "Toni" Sailer (1935-2009), Austrian alpine ski racer with 3 Olympic Golds and 7 World Championship Golds

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  11. ...

The Sailer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sailer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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