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The story of the Sain family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name Sain was derived from the Old English personal name Swein, which was originally derived from the Old Norse name Sveinn. This was one of the most common Scandinavian names in medieval Britain.

Sain Early Origins



The surname Sain was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, from very early times.

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Sain Spelling Variations


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Sain Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Sain has been spelled Swan, Swann, Swanner, Swani, Swayne, Swein, Sweing, Sweyn and many more.

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Sain Early History


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Sain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sain research. Another 405 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1100, 1214, 1250, 1499, 1521, 1585, 1690 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Sain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sain Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sain In Ireland


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Sain In Ireland



Some of the Sain family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) 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



Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence, those who remained loyal to England traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Sain: Edgar Swan, who landed in Virginia in 1635; Frances Swan, who landed in Barbados in 1670; John Swan, who landed in New Jersey in 1685; another John Swan, who landed in Virginia in 1635.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sain (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sain (post 1700)



  • Gary Sain, American retired NASCAR Grand National Series driver who raced from 1962 to 1967
  • Oliver Sain (1932-2003), American saxophonist, songwriter, bandleader, drummer and record producer
  • John Franklin Sain (1917-2006), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1942 to 1955, the last pitcher to face Babe Ruth
  • Ken Sain, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 2000
  • Harry Sain, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1956
  • Dan D. Sain (b. 1935), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1988
  • D. B. Sain, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1912
  • Orlando Sain (b. 1912), Italian footballer
  • Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910), French painter

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Motto


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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: Fidelitas
Motto Translation: Fidelity.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Sain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sain 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 10:39.

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