Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the county of Cheshire, where they held the estate of Sale. The surname Sailes was originally derived form the Old English word soel which refers to a hall. In this case the original bearers of the surname Sailes were either servants at the hall or resided near a dining hall. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Sailes family
Cheshire but the family can be found throughout ancient Britain in early years. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Robert a la Sale. Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III lists Nicholas de la Sale, temp. 20 Edward I and William de la Sale. Robert de la Sale was Bailiff of Norwich in 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"About the time of Edward I., Thomas, son of William De la Sale, held twelve acres of land in Ickleford, Hertfordshire. According to Cussans, the Hertfordshire Sales hailed from Scotland nearly two centuries ago, and he mentions Francis Sale, a gentleman who was married at Ashwell in 1694." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Sailes family
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Sailes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sailes have been found, including Sale, Sail, Sales, Salle, Salley, Sally, Sallete, Sallett and many more.
Early Notables of the Sailes family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: William Sayle (c. 1590-1675), English explorer and later settler of the Bahamas, the first governor of colonial South Carolina from 1670-1671; and...
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Migration of the Sailes family to Ireland
Some of the Sailes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sailes family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Sailes, or a variant listed above:
Sailes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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